Expansive becoming by Merideth Maloney
“We are not what we have done. We are who we have become” — Sheena King
This quote by Sheena King inspired my painting. The capacity we have for growth and rebirth is a gift and guides our evolution as human beings. Death by incarceration strips people of being able to give back and denies the world the love and light of those who are sentenced.
[Image description: The piece depicts a woman of color with her knees held tightly to her chest. She wears no clothes, has black hair, and is floating inside a yellow ring over a sky with hues of purples and blues and some speckles of yellow. Above the ring is an inverted yellow silhouette of her figure atop a shaded black square.]