I called this piece “Whisper” because it carries the theme of the dynamics in the image. Black/white, quiet/loud, peaceful/turbulent. In spite of the name, you can see the character is clearly not whispering.
“How are you doing?”
“I’m doing great! How about you?”
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen how easy it is to slide into the routine of not letting others in to your state of being; rather, it’s simpler to create an image that you can hide behind, which shows everything is okay —- even when it’s not.
I did my best to build a life around these types of images. Status. Things. Relationships. Smiles. All indications that things were perfectly normal – and that I was doing ‘fine’.
F-I-N-E…Fine. Is Never Enough…
When I started painting, I uncovered a lot of emotions that were hidden behind this veil of ‘fine’ and perfect. I noticed that I had put up a lot of covers that prevented others from seeing me for my authentic self.
This piece is a reflection of surrender, acceptance, and forgiveness – all in one.
51movement artwork is printed on finely-textured artist-grade cotton substrate, which displays the artwork with stunning clarity and detail, which will elevate the decor of your environment, and add new beauty to your life.