"I painted this piece for a dear friend of mine who was very ill. It was a way to hold her in sacred space, to give her my love and prayers. She and I both had rough upbringings, and we're very different, but we claim each other as sisters. I get my steel backbone from her, and she gets her softness from me. She's my Annie Oakley. When you have deep soul friendships throughout life, you know how special it is. As women, as sisters, we need to be aware of each other and hold each other up. I try to do that through my painting. Art is how I pray."
The painting done for Lisa's friend:
The painting below and the poem are companion pieces:
Lisa Jennings, painter/sculptor, lives in Nashville but currently has an exhibit in Memphis at the L. Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin. The show, titled Sisters, runs through May 28, 2015. Gallery hours are:
- Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Saturday 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Website: http://lisajenningsart.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org