I dreamed this image before I painted it. The dream was like a re-telling of the story of Ophelia. In the dream, Ophelia was walking into the water and she had a tattoo on her back that represented rebirth and renewal. I knew that she was entering into the water as a ritual, instead of as a means to end her life. There are symbols, such as the phoenix rising from the flames, throughout the piece that speak to the process of cycles, re-birth, and renewal.
About 20"x20", this mixed-media painting on canvas has sides that are painted, so the original is ready to hang without a frame. Prints are also available below.