"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
"TAO OF THE GODDESS" painting was created through a request from Penquin Book Publishers in 1998. One of their authors loved my "REVELATION" painting and requested something similar but changed into a goddess with no wings and no nudity.
...I thought about this request and took the commission job ,,,but then they did not want Magenta colors in artwork, the author was against that color..so I came up with this painting of the Goddess draped in white with colorful entangled leaves forming the circle of life with just a few butterflies and they were over the moon happy!
...I got the cover of this sweet book and kept the painting ( sold it to a well known collector later) and then Pacific and I came out with the figurine.
...So I am putting this here for people to know the similarities yet the differences between the two paintings and figurines....thank you 🌺 🌻 🌹 🍀🌷
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 .