my spine writes stories

Erika .

Joined February 2009

  • Available
    Products
    8
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 40

Wall Art

Stationery

Artist's Description

my tree trunk
spine
is bent
a little,
enough to make me feel bruised
when standing straight

I feel like gathering
clouds and placing them
where it hurts -
a patch of sky
to sew into my cracking branches
and hold them in place

tie my spine together
don’t let my pieces of bone
fall
like raindrops
into an abyss

I don’t want to bend over in sadness
and have to try to catch my leaves
from the cruel wind

I want the warm balm of the sun
I want the gentle clouds

on my back


Drawing inspired by back pain and the minor scoliosis I have.

I wanted a soft yet bold portrait that focuses on the spine and how it’s similar to a tree trunk.
It’s a rather personal portrait.

Medium pencil and pastel on drawing paper

18″ × 24″

self- portrait

Artwork Comments

  • Daniel44
  • Erika .
  • George Coombs
  • Erika .
  • Mikyle
  • Erika .
  • Cervantes
  • Erika .
  • silvercircles
  • Erika .
  • Anthea  Slade
  • Erika .
  • bellmusker
  • Erika .
  • Del Millar
  • Erika .
  • shapiro
  • Erika .
  • evon ski
  • Erika .
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.