She loved with a wolf’s heart.

Graphite and ink on paper. 15″ x 22″ Finished work. Part of the Wolf Echo album. ©2017 Mary Khan Her mouth is medicine, her heart is the earth. -Beth Brant

She dreamt of Turner.

Watercolour, India ink, and gouache on paper. 15″ x 22″ Finished work. ©2017 Mary Khan The painter long gone to the sea -Adrienne Rich

Her dragonfly eye.

Gouache and India ink on paper (sketch). 7.75″ x 9.75″ ©2017 Mary Khan Over the years, the corners of the notebook’s pages have grown thin as dragonfly wings. -Joy Kogawa

She drew flowers in her hair.

Graphite and India ink on paper (sketch). 8″ x  11″ ©2017 Mary Khan I see your face in every flower. -Billie Holiday

She had a vile tongue.

Watercolour, India ink, and gouache on paper. 15″ x 22″ Finished work. Part of the Breaking Point album ©2017 Mary Khan I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. -Audre Lorde