SARA LONG
Bones in Labor
2021
oil on canvas
60" x 48"
May I take a few of your vertebrae? I’ll keep them safe and worship every morning, I promise. I’ll look at the beautiful shapes and how they curve and turn and make cobalt blue shadows. I’ll feel quiet and peaceful when I look at your remains, I promise. I’ll think of you swimming in the cold cold water and dying in the hot hot sand. Please let me do this for you, let me pray on your bones.