July 31, 2020

What is the greatest creation?

Jane Cornwell

GouacheSafe Arrival, 202029 x 42 cm

There is some urge deep inside us all to create life and connect spirit and matter. We all have the potential to connect with other souls, and reconnect with the earth. This is a portrait of my beautiful sister and niece, just moments after birth. This treasured little baby was wished into being. When I first saw her I felt I’d known her forever, there was a moment of recognition, as if I’d always known and cared for her. For me it feels like she’s always been with us. Nothing I could ever paint would compare to the feeling of holding my children or my niece, for me, they are the greatest creations.