Sunday, 22 March 2015

Artwork - Beauty in the Broken

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 30"
'Beauty in the Broken'
This is my latest artwork, the piece is part of a series I am currently working on.
(I am hoping to exhibit the whole series in the future - will keep you posted)

This piece is about how what you see or the way someone presents themselves to the world may not truly reflect what they are feeling inside.
It reminds me of a quote I have seen posted around from time to time 
'Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about'

This woman is trying to keep up appearances, but can no longer keeping up the facade, for a brief moment covers her face with her hands as her feelings threaten to overwhelm her, she can no longer repress them and show her pretty, happy face. The flowers in her hair, as well as the bright happy colours throughout the artwork are in contrast to her obvious despair.

Even though to the outside world she seems beautiful, inside she feels broken.

Here is a glimpse into my art making process:

Close up of some of the details:

...and finished!

What do you think? I welcome your thoughts, comments, suggestions.

Dani x