A Woman's Wounds Are Her Flowers

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That there is no one to wait for
....just keeping up the good work:
building walls
protecting a soft heart with thorns of anger
flashing badges of fear
starting fires in the belly

Purposefully placed front and center in a fiery abstract composition drenched in bold color, these unapologetic wound-like stylized flowers are a call to arms: beauty and sensitivity must not be confused for lack of strength, au contraire.

This series is based on impasto technique (applying the paint on the surface in thick layers) which creates shadows and highlights by affecting the way the light interacts with the surface. A long line of artists have employed this technique especially Post-Impressionist painters like Van Gogh who used impasto to create drama and Abstract Expressionist painters like Jackson Pollock who used thickly layered paint to bring attention to the act of painting.