Amethyst Awakening

Gina Wolfrum's avatar Gina Wolfrum

One summer as a 7-year old, I almost drowned in a lake on a family outing. My father saved me, but I have never been able to overcome my fear of drowning. The beauty and sparkle of water is both awe inspiring and terrifying at the same time for me. While struggling underwater, I have vivid memories of the water above me sparkling in the sunshine, the fear of not knowing how to get to that surface, and then the relief of feeling my father pull me out by the straps of my bathing suit. As you look at the sparkling shoreline, imagine the wet pebbles under your toes and each crystal a treasure luring you to wade further and further into the water. The sharp amethyst crystals and glass chips represent the danger that water can become to the unsuspecting. Genuine admiration and legitimate angst exemplified in a painting is my way of working through my lifelong phobia. Amethyst Awakening is my way of healing my soul and awakening my spirit through amethyst and other crystals. Gina

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3.25 inches
  • Medium: mixed/acrylic
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 6 feet