Abstract Acrylic on Canvas – February 2015

Thinking more about the planets (Mercury and Venus) that had made their presence in the night sky next to the crescent moon, I turned on some ambiance music and dug deep.  The planet Venus is often used to symbolize womanhood, and femininity which is something that I’ve often struggled with.

Not that I am not feminine – I totally can be.  But due to certain life situations that have arisen in my past I often find myself resenting being a woman and what that means in our society.  The tree in this one is actually somewhat similar to one I had painted years ago that I had literally destroyed by slashing it to pieces with either a pair of scissors or a knife in a fit of anger and frustration at the world and what it does to women.

So yes, this work describes in part my view of life as a woman… to go back and shine a light on that life.

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