9″ x 12″ • Acrylic & paint pens on paper • August 2022

Salt Water Wings
Painted at Prospect Cove, Maine with the waters of the sea

“these wings of mine i never knew
these wings of mine they somehow grew
without my ever knowing how
no effort, thought, or furrowed brow
i woke one day to find them there
upon my back, a lovely pair
so now the task ahead of me
to learn to fly above the trees
to glide and dive like gulls and terns
above the sea, it’s time to learn
i know these wings will take me far
perhaps they’ll reach my lucky star”

Larissa Davis Sovereign Collection 0177 Wings 060

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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