Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 1995 SOLD
My intention with this piece was to express the feeling and meaning of this painting through the style, and for the brushstrokes to match the subject of the painting. The strong, primary palette reinforces the feeling of implosion. This work was inspired by my love of expressionism, especially artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Franz Marc, and Edvard Munch. I wanted to create a piece that was captured both beauty and chaos, a poetic moment of stillness amidst a swirling collision of forces.
This painting expresses intense emotions that I had experienced, as well as what I had witnessed loved ones go through, particularly the other young women around me. I hope that others may find this painting as cathartic and freeing as I felt painting it.