In 2016, I revisited this piece that I created a few months after my daughter died. I can still relate to this woman on fire, but now she is grounded in a lush garden with strong roots instead of floating. I enjoyed layering small strips of tie dyed fabric streaming out of her head, and gave her more flowing blue hair (fibers pulled from an old warm blanket). She is hanging in my living room where she reminds me how far I have come.
“Woman on Fire, Redux,” fabric, paper, watercolor on canvas, by Marie Temple. 2016