"METAMORPHOSIS" © SHEILA WOLK 1997
one of the paintings that I did, that made me cry with happiness and serenity while I worked on it, and when completed...she is very special to me.
…you should have seen this painting when I first started it, she had whales, sharks, squid, dolphins, and all sea creatures coming out of her hair.... it got so top heavy, after working on it 8 months I wiped it all out and stuck in the red fish ( easy to correct the painting while working on it because all my art is in soft pastel dust and with a paper towel I can remove what ever I want and work over it)
...BANG!!!! I knew where to go after that…the painting told me what to do. In total this concept and painting took 2 years to create and accomplish
“METAMORPHOSIS” POEM © SHEILA WOLK 2003
IT IS ELIMINATION WHICH MAKES COMPLETION
WHEN YOU CAN SEPARATE YOUR PIECES TO SEE THE ALL
AND THEN RE-UNITE TO BE IN HARMONY;
ONLY THEN CAN YOU FEEL WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT
THE MORE SEPERATIONS THERE ARE,
THE MORE THE COMPLETION PURIFIES
FOR WHEN WE ARE ASLEEP ~ WE ARE TRULY AWAKE
THE BODY IS RESTING ITS DECEPTION AND THE REAL IS.
Painting1997© Sheila Wolk~poetry2003© Sheila Wolk
I was named Sport Artist of the Year in 1987. American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) gave this auspicious award to my soft-edged pastel paintings of the hard action sports .