"U" is for Umbrella Plant
Medium:Linocut on Somerset Paper
Note: 14"h x 11"w
Image has leaves with "I can wait longer than sadness" written below them.
“I create because I am uncertain. I create because I am impulsive, indecisive, and idealistic. For years I have attempted to discover, explore, and understand myself not only through my artistic practice, but through the life experiences and journeys that I follow.” – Alyssa Medina
In her series, “‘E’ is for Elephant,” Alyssa Medina combines relief print making techniques with images of animals and flora and delicate hand-written text to draw on themes of happiness, sadness, love and loneliness. While working through the alphabet one letter at a time, each page asks the viewer what it means to be happy, how painful it is to allow sadness in, and white it is like to be loved. Medina’s work asks for self-discovery, reflection and acknowledgement of each individuals own life journey.