Ashley Collins Works

Warrior Wings by Ashley Collins
  • Ashley Collins

  • Warrior Wings

  • Oil
  • 84.0 " x 96.0 "
  • As we grow, we are taught names like Sitting Bull, Genghis Kahn, William Wallace, Achilles, Joan of Arc. These Archetypes are beautiful stories of history.

    Yet, what we forget is that they are stories of our history… stories of our ancestors, of those that have gone before us and paved the way to our own greatness. Every one of us carries within a thousand generations of warriors that scraped, battled, fought, and continued against what seemed insurmountable odds.

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us” – Nelson Mandela
    Collins could be painting her own journey… years of homelessness in her struggle to the top of the art world… but this work is about others -those countless warriors that she has met over the years…

    “We see a world of social media, where everyone is perfect, each family is perfect, every relationship, each fortune acquired with ease….. yet not a single bit of it is true… I have shed tears with the worlds wealthiest, and the worlds poorest, and what is true for each of them, each of us, is our struggle… the untold hours of work, of failure, of pain, of heartbreak… everyone gets thrown under the bus… but only a few of us truly embrace the Warrior Wings of Massive Strength and Power that are within each of us, and with Fury stand up and fight on…

    Our Fight With Our Warrior Wings is the highest form of Love there is. It is also the most powerful.
  • $118,000