16×16 inches, watercolor, gouache, 24k pure gold leaf and 22k gold/palladium leaf
When our thirst for knowledge eclipses our respect for life, we have gone down a dark path indeed. By diminishing another’s life, we diminish our own. Like frogs, worms, and other small animals, bats too are subjected to death for the sake of biology class dissection projects. We cut these animals open to learn about what is inside of them, never seeing that what is inside is A LIFE- a microcosm of the sun, the moon, the stars. There is a galaxy of complexity within each of us, if only we choose to see it.