Born Again Ghost by Megan McGuinness
About the piece: This piece was created with acrylic and gold leaf. A peacock represents renewal in many cultures. There are times we must shed our old skin and start again, rise into the stars, and become a better version of what we were.
About the artist: Megan McGuinness grew up in lush Portland, Oregon and made her way to beautiful Bend in 2009. Through childhood and into her teenage years, Megan trained with teachers Margarita Leon and Mark Bornowski at their studio in northwest Portland. Her love of nature propelled her to pursue environmental studies at Portland State University. Eventually, her need to create weaved its way back into her life, and now she’s inspired by Bend’s whimsical nature and the flowing symbology of life. She enjoys creating things that are ethereal, light, and fun. Megan was the first artist to participate in the Visit Bend Pillars of Art program in 2011.