Asking For Serenity
Statement: This mixed-media figure made from painted vines,
paper clay, and a coffee-stained vintage napkin shows the pain
of addiction. She is comforted by the Serenity Prayer.
She has a long road ahead and prays urgently for recovery.
Our small Episcopal church, in the mountains of Eastern
Kentucky, has opened its doors to Narcotics Anonymous for many
years. The Serenity Prayer, twelve steps, open hearts and
coffee fuel recovery for many addicts. Last year my own family
became a part of this grace in action. My family member is
about to realize six months of sober living. These figures are
my way of giving praise for that milestone and my own healing.
My "skelly" dolls embody the alienation that addicts and their
loved ones often feel.