Oil on Canvas
16" x 20"
A 7 yr old child once interpreted this painting as Good vs. Evil (nest= halo, antlers= devil horns). As I was painting it, I didnt realize that's what it is. I was trying to paint this quote from writer Jeanette Winterson about contradictions of the heart: "What should I do about the wild and the tame? The wild heart that wants to be free, and the tame heart that wants to come home. I want to be held. I don't want you to come too close. I want you to scoop me up and bring me home at nights. I don't want to tell you where I am. I want to keep a place among the rocks where no one can find me. I want to be with you." Wild vs. Tame