La Prima Donna

Prima Donna carbon on paper

Prima Donna, carbon on paper, 12″x14″

This tree reminds me of an opera singer taking centre stage and singing its part at full voice… hence its name. The tree itself can be found in the Byrne Creek Park in Burnaby BC, where I sat one summer morning and sketched, while people and dogs were passing by, and the light slowly moved the shadows around.

And here is a quote that seemed to resonate:

“We must love. I am not speaking only of love for another person. Loving means being open to miracles, to victories and defeats, to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth”

from the “Manuscript Found in Accra” by Paulo Coelho.

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