"Wishbone" - mixed media on watercolor paper, 15" x 22". Ready to frame.
I have a wishbone. Made of metal and donor tissue, a new structure working hard to assimilate - to become a part of me. It hurts. Like anything foreign. Anything as hard as steel.
On my desk sits a form from the surgical center - "how to thank the donor family." I read it every day, struggling with words. How can you thank someone for the gift of a part of their lost beloved? A part of them lives on in me - a wish for never-ending health and life. A wish for connection. A wish for love that never leaves us. A wish for a spine that will not crumble.
When words won't serve, there is art.
This piece is sold unframed. It will be shipped flat, carefully packaged in mostly repurposed shipping materials.
This item is an original work of art. Copyright owned by Jen Walls.
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