Created from a desire…
Destroyed was created from a desire of wanting a renewed and fresh beginning. All bad, evil, and hurt in the world has been destroyed and rebirth to a world of kindness and love is desired. The dark bare roots contrast the colors of pink slowly working its way down and the glow from behind her, this contrast is a representation of good and evil. Love will win. Please read the story below, kindly written by my friend Autumn, check out her website as well.
If you want to see how the composite part of this piece was completed see the video below.
“Let us create a queen.”
What once was a forest of neighborly trees had become a place of war. “A queen! A queen will resolve our disputes!”
The birds chattered with impending fear. Their homes were making decisions without input.
“Wait, oh trees, before you decide. What if this queen turns wicked? What if she tires of your quarreling?”
The trees ignored the chirping birds. They decided a queen was what they needed.
A hum, delicate as a butterfly wing, growled up from the soil. The creation had begun.
The roots of each trees wrapped together, and creeped along the top of the ground. Knotted and tangled, the disorganized mess found the center of the forest. Swarming like snakes in a pit, the roots circled around and formed a ball. With a violent shove into the earth, new life was planted.
In what seemed to be a moment, empty space grew into a sapling and then into the largest tree in the forest.
The trees had impressed themselves.and had pride in their great power.
A spark of light shown through the bark of the giant tree. Cutting its way through, it made a circumference around its base. A loud explosion followed. When the trees turned back to look at their creation, a queen stood before them.
“Oh, my dear subjects. Thank you for creating me. You have birthed me from the desire to resolve differences and seek peace. But, because I am created from you, I know your hearts. I know of your greed, your hate, and your judgment of one another.”
“You birthed me by coming together and becoming one. What you desired from me is what you already had. Look at what you have done together! This power I have was once yours. Now, it is my place to judge you.”
Crying out in protest, the trees screamed at their queen, “We created you. We will destroy you.”
“Oh, no,” whispered the queen, “you have no power here. You gave it to me. You, old oak, gave me your hatred of all other trees. And you, maple, gave to me the pride and vanity in your heart. Then, oh pine tree, born to me greed because of your desire to multiply and take over the lands. These are the reasons I must now destroy you all.”
A scream of terror lifted over the treetops as the birds frantically flew from their homes.
Confused, the argumentative trees did not beg for their lives. Instead, they grumbled accusations at one another.
At once, the graceful queen swayed to her own death rhythm. When she floated her arms to the left, the trees were sliced down, and to the right, the dead bodies of the trees were thrown from the earth. They were gone.
The clouds covered the sun. The birds flew on the wings of terror. They had no home, and no where to go.
Smoke rose from the queen as she searched the grounds. Loneliness and heartbreak overpowered her strength. She studied the earth inch by inch. Could their be one?
In front of her, hope softly spoke in the voice of a seedling. Small, frail, and in need of comfort, the queen of destruction gleamed with light. This was her creation.
From the ashes of death, the queen poured her heart of goodness and the value of oneness into the babe. She understood the pain of her own creation and wanted none of this for her child.
But, her child was born of her essence: both good and evil. One day, the choice would be his.
– written by Autumn Calvert
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