23.5″ x 11.5″ • Acrylic on canvas • June 2022

time to claim my wings – not time to be confined
time to claim my wings – to know they’re really mine
i need some space as they unfurl – some room to stretch and twirl
the open sky, the land below – the only place where i can grow
what will i do, where will i go? how to fly i don’t yet know
will it all come back to me? a truth remembered effortlessly?
i fear i might just stand stock still, between what was and what’s my will
grasping for dear life, hold on
when letting go is my new song
i now create my bravery –
claiming my wings
end slavery.

About the Sovereign Collection

“The inspiration for the Collection started with an exciting shift inside me that happened when I was looking through some bills. I suddenly realized that I had the power to create the means to pay these bills and I headed to the studio, telling my husband I was off to paint money! On a deep level, the Larissa Davis Sovereign Collection represents the value I place in myself, in what I create, and a shift in my idea of what “currency” is… and, in fact, that we can name and create our own currency. How much more precious and dear is the art I make, each piece created with a vibration supporting our collective awakening, than the greenback in my wallet?

“The Sovereign Collection is the container for my works for the next several years. Those who know me will not be surprised by the name of this collection as sovereignty is a fire inside me. But ironically, it took me some time to come up with the name. I wanted to marry the inspiration of “painting money” with a name that deeply represents the truth of me. Sovereign, once I caught the name, made perfect sense. A Larissa Davis Sovereign is the currency of me.

The Hundred Horses were the premiere series of the Larissa Davis Sovereign Collection. Other Sovereign series include Sovereign Notes, From the Archives, and Wings.”

—Larissa Davis

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