Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Something New in Progress

So I'm working on a new personal piece. It's a bit different than most of my usual personal work in that the concept is not somber. This piece is actually about opening your heart up to allow others in. Roses, especially red, are a symbol of love. The thorns indicate the dangers of love, however even though it is danerous, it is something humans strive for. The wasp in dreams symbolizes negative emotions, so in the painting it stands for releasing the negative emotions from the heart and getting rid of them, but yet the wasp is still lingering so because we often keep our hearts guarded. This is a self portrait, not something I do often, but I decided to take a risk and go with it.

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