Marianna Kiraly

Woman on Earth

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20”x24” encaustic/ mixed media, 2023 May.

This piece is about self-compassion. (I loved my psychiatrist friend's first association: "we all have a right to grow in our own uterus".) For detail aficionados: one placental vessel channels Hungary, the other one connects with California. Mother Earth will always nurture you, regardless of how some fellow humans might treat you. This self-sacrifice feels like true, deep, unconditional love to me. I find great beauty in our symbiosis (I prefer to think of our relationship this way rather than us humans being merely parasites), and feel gratitude and desire to give back whatever I can and protect our planet in return for such precious love.