This exercise is meant to bring forth images directly from the subconscious as the artist works on the page. The ladies emerge organically as layers of mixed media are applied with collage elements, joined together in a dream-like, ethereal state. A meditative mood is also created in the beginning by using a poem as a base, both literally and metaphorically, for the painting. The poem is hand-written, then covered by layers of acrylic inks, charcoal, and other collage elements. The poem will be posted later, so stay tuned for that, and perhaps more in this experimental ‘she-tribe’ series.