Often times I paint over some of my used canvases because the art was initially created as a quick sketch or teaching exercise. Yet every so often one gets in with the family.
The story for this piece includes Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
What’s the point of writing another blog post when you just don’t feel like it? You’ve been at it for years (or months), what’s the point?
As more and more time passed my thoughts about this painting changed again. When I felt like the victim in a relationship, the woman depicted in the painting became a pawn. When I felt powerful she became a queen. Over time my understanding of what I painted deepened from what it initially was (at the age of 15 years old).