i am a body of water ( 2019 )

fabric, fabric paint, glass beads, thread, wooden frame

12 in. x 12 in. x 1 in.

i am a body of water

a child of the port
born under the sun
the scent of the ocean
always lingering 

i am a body of water

the same stream
my ancestors used to wash their bodies
rinse their hands
give them life 

i am a body of water

others may make a home of me
explore me & enjoy me
but i always hold the sovereignty
the power

i am a body of water

glistening & reflecting
mirroring my surroundings
beautiful
even when things around me are not 

i am a body of water

more than meets the eye
an abundance
just below the surface
hidden in plain sight 

i am a body of water

full & deep
so overwhelming
sometimes
i even drown in myself 

i am a body of water

essential
vast
incomparable
everything