Watercolor Paintings of Junk from the Desert by Carol Es

Found objects from the Mojave, illustrated.

Found pieces of junk pieces were used for Up to Now as part of the Exodus Project, which takes place in Joshua Tree, California. Each of these 7 x 10-inch watercolors represent a piece of emotional baggage in the story: worry, anger and rot, trauma, anxiety, an abusive childhood, bad relationships, wasted years and regret, guilt and shame, fear, and depression. There's even one for good measure. These objects (burdens) were dragged along the desert floor by the main character in the movie. She morphs into a spiritual being who represents the 'Yud,' the Hebrew letter for The Infinite Point, or Light, for which everything is created.