Free

2 Mar

"FREE"

So, this is my latest piece. I was asked by a close friend to create something to represent her organization which deals with community transformational healing for sexual assault victims. Wa-la! This is what my hands and imagination produced.

When I look at this piece I feel that it is a bit intense, even for me. The fiery background and the bare body of the woman who has a butterfly for a head…dang, what was I thinking? I don’t even know!  I guess I wasn’t thinking as much as I was being lead by my feelings.

What do I feel when I look at this? I feel empowered. There is a sense of resiliency and strength presented by the combination of the woman’s body standing tall before the flames. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is “Psyche”, which translates to “soul”. The butterfly head acts almost as a portal to the soul of the woman. Although behind her lies a past rich in chaos, here present stance is one of dignity and affirmation.

There are a lot more elements I could analyze, but art analysis is subjective, so I will leave it to you to interpret it for yourselves.

It is my hope that other women who gaze at this piece feel  empowered or inspired in someway. 🙂

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2 Responses to “Free”

  1. nOwie March 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    i love this one lie =) it is mos def super strong and intense.. but those are the power thoughts women need in healing and moving forward in traumatic experiences right? super beautiful love!

  2. Carmela March 18, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    wow this is incredible. it speaks to survival

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