The secluded path on campus, near the creek, was dark that February afternoon. The recent storm was on its way North.
I caught a glimpse of her eyes among the Sycamores. Moving closer I wanted to know what had happened to her body. Where were her clothes?
Kneeling I extracted the remains that revealed a portrait of a woman with coal black hair the shape of fire.
Those eyes told the truth. Mystery is intriguing...
Photo: My brother Mathew found this painting on campus at Chico State- a mysterious subject by a mysterious artist. He told me, "When I saw it I knew it had to go on your blog." When I asked him why, he replied, "Because it tells part of a story and goes with the theme of this month...buried past uncovered."
What colors have painted your portrait?
Text by Mathew Amaro.