Mortal Sorrows

I painted Mortal Sorrows to help find personal answers to the troubles brewing beyond my 40 acres of wild land. Forty acres to foster is a large area and yet it is not enough to shelter me from the oncoming social and political crises. I have had a reoccurring nightmare for decades of desperately attempting to defend birds stacked in cages from snakes. I wonder if I will ever find the source, be it knowledge, ritual or magic to unlock the cages and doing so engage the healing spirit.