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Kaja Montgomery
self hardening clay
8" x 4" x 5"  2019


My yoga teacher provided this metaphor to justify our pain. He said a chick needs to struggle out of its shell in order to develop the strength to survive. If we help it out, the chick will be too weak and die. I thought of this when I was seeking an image to give me courage through the seemingly endless challenges of this past year.
This dragon woman has struggled out of her shell. She emerges to face the new world cautious, but with pride. It was a battle and many times she wanted to give up. But she did it.
And. She. Is. Free.

Kaja Montgomery
April 30, 2019




Mississauga, Ontario, Canada