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On Becoming Resilience and Flowers
- By Connie Karleta Sales
- February 3, 2023
- 2 Comments
About the Artwork
“Tears of ink roll gently down, absorbed, and we breathe in. Laughter exhales; like flowers among fawns, we breathe out. This work is part of a small series reflecting upon words from the Book of Jeremiah, upon the Buddha under the Bodhi Tree and upon the Four Immeasurables: love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Amid the excitement, passions, frustrations and joys of my days living with the new norm of a rare illness, I find strength in accepting the all of it.”
Connie Karleta Sales is a contemplative artist, poet and advocate living with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, a rare autoimmune disease predominately affecting the optic nerves and spinal cord. Currently living and working in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Connie is a figurative and miniature landscape artist working predominately in mixed media and digital painting. Having limited use of her body, she paints mostly with her eyes using eye-gaze technology and by holding brushes and pens in her mouth using a mouth stick.
2 thoughts on “On Becoming Resilience and Flowers”
More beautiful words and art from an incredible woman. Love you my friend.
The piece takes my breath away.
We try so hard to be flowers.