pen & gouache on mixed media paper
while on my second artist residency at jupiterfab, in guadalajara mexcio, i attended a traditional ayahuasca healing ceremony hosted by columbian taita josé francisco jojoa & his wife maima rosalba díaz. for the ceremony we slept near the banks of the stunning lago de chapala. it was an intense experience for me with one main message: "let it go!" this painting captures and reminds me of the important medicine i received — and celebrates the freedom for my heart. i used the same heart design that is central to my «salud: COVID bubble» mural.