Unrequited Love

18 x 18 x 3
Beaded Mandala

Urban Dictionary’s definition -  “It‘s like drowning but you just won’t die”

We have all been there.
If you haven’t, count yourself lucky.
You are completely and hopelessly in love with someone, and you know that love will never be returned.
This piece captures that cold icy sensation smothering the fires of passion.
Those fires burn bright, but they are no match for the brutally cold remoteness.
Sooner or later they are squelched.
Once again a heart is broken.
And only the bearer of that heart knows its pain.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.