A Bold Leaper illustrates the last need for mourning well: a development of a new self-identity. After an open search for new meaning after a loss or death, to reconcile grief and mourning one must be bold by incorporating change and self-reflection into a new pattern of living. At this point in the process, I thought about the phoenix and one of the boldest events I could think of. In protest to the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government, Thich Quang Duc lit himself on fire.
Mixed Media Collage printed on Hahnemuhle's William Turner paper and mounted to wood canvas. This piece include brass nails for the halo. Shipping included in price.