This print is special to my family for many reasons.
After the image was complete, I began to parse the symbols.
The sun is rising, paused in a moment of transition (much like our family, very newly rooted in my hometown).
The bird is the Good Spirit which offers nourishment of fish in her nest.
The sailboat reminds us we are home on this planet.
This image is symbol of hope for our family.
One reason I chose this particular print out of many is because of the piece of dried paint which found its way to the horizon line, an unanticipated symbol of our island. When our family speaks of “the island” it is symbolically, we refer to an important longterm goal.