Archaic. soon after.

6" x 6"

140# cold-press watercolor paper

acrylic paint, acrylic ink, paint marker, Sharpie, photo transfer, varnish

This piece began as a freeform abstract with a lot of energy. After a couple layers I felt like it needed an image, specifically, a face. I found this perfect image of Toni Morrison in my collage files and turned it into a photo transfer, something I’ve wanted to do for a while. Her face lends a gravity and seriousness the wild strokes of paint needed.

I kept thinking of this word, eftsoons, as a question. How long?

Maybe it’s an answer.

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”
― Toni Morrison

Eftsoons mixed media word painting by Sarah M. Schumacher