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Depth of Surrender to the Sacred by Anya Doll

Depth of Surrender to the Sacred

22"x22" unframed fiber collage with free-style machine stitching. This was a commission. It challenged me to my cells, not because of the complexity of the subjects depicted, though that too brought challenges. The request was for a lion and a lamb. This is an image I find to be very, very done. However, in having the internal conversation about my misgivings, eventually, I surrendered to the image that seemed "wanted to be made." The big lion of course showed up, as did the sheepish lamb; but then the download came of my recently deceased Lionheart, riding high upon the kingly mane. The image fills me with delight, something I would not have experienced had I gone with my own limited ego judgements.