Lost in The Forest II, inspired by Pablo Neruda's poem Lost in The Forest, is a multi media layered work comprised of plaster, sand, cement crumbles, and engraved wording. Its first life was a painting inspired by Carmel by the Sea. It found its new life through my exploration for my memoirs series, before I even knew it would become Memoirs.
Lost in the forest, I broke off a dark twig and lifted its whisper to my thirsty lips: maybe it was the voice of the rain crying, a cracked bell, or a torn heart.
Something from far off it seemed deep and secret to me, hidden by the earth, a shout muffled by huge autumns, by the moist half-open darkness of the leaves.
Wakening from the dreaming forest there, the hazel-sprig sang under my tongue, its drifting fragrance climbed up through my conscious mind
as if suddenly the roots I had left behind cried out to me, the land I had lost with my childhood—- and I stopped, wounded by the wandering scent.