The Conquest of Fear – from My DrawersNanci Hersh
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 of What’s in My Drawers?
|Conquest of Fear 3
Graphite, colored pencil, collage on hand made cotton paper
16″ x 20″
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.”
Paulo Coelho (born 1947), poet, writer
These collages were part of processing and healing from breast cancer surgery and treatment several years ago. Pages from this book, pattern pieces, and other symbolic imagery and materials – like hole punched circle, all referencing the body and experience flow in and out of this body of work.
|Conquest of Fear 3 (detail)
Coincidently, today while drawing in my studio today I listened to a recent podcast of writer, playwright and social activist Eve Ensler‘s interview with Krista Tippett Onbeing about her cancer experience and Getting a Second Wind in life. Listen here to this wonderful conversation.