Mixed Media #1

Artist unknown. Style of Susan Watts.

Acrylic and fabric on canvas. 50 cm x 50 cm.

An overlaying patch of coarse cloth

coloured with a tangled thatch

of dark filaments bleeds

into surrounding fleshly tones.

A vertical rent in the fabric reveals

glistening folds of surrendered self

rendered in the deepest rose of longing.

In this rift of deft abstraction between

parentheses of sundered cloth,

where ingress and egress coagulate,

tint and texture interweave the strands

of origin and destiny with threads

from the chambered heart of mystery.