Cactus Gallery LA
MY END IS MY BEGINNING by artist Holly Wood
Acrylic gouache on panel, 12” x 12”
Nothing ever dies or disappears from the world. It is simply transformed and re-purposed. The figure is based on a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I in a flowered dress. She famously loved flowers and the beauties of Nature, and like all people of her time, was acutely aware of the impermanence of this Life and the closeness of Death. So here she is Gloriana being transformed and adorned by Nature, and has achieved immortality beyond the mere flattery of Courtiers and Poets. Perhaps something of her spirit has gone into one of the beings using her husk as a home, and maybe there's a vain little mouse who thinks very well of herself.