the ties that bind us
16 x 20 ~ acrylic on canvas
close~up of the ties that bind us
Have you ever looked outside of yourself for understanding?
When inside, you were completely in a place of knowing and loving who you are?
Only to find that you still looked beyond you. Sure, we all do it.
It is a basic human need to wish
to be understood.
Particularly by those we love.
Aside from love, I think this is our greatest need
and in many ways they, go hand-in-hand.
Maybe we need to learn
to cut those strings of need...?
because we may never get that
UNDERSTANDING...and maybe, just having our own ~ is enough!
*when I first did the sketch for this painting. I had the image arrive on the paper of a
doll. The original sketch looked exactly like one of those dolls. I then drew the strings.
I actually had that idea a long time ago, while thinking to myself, do we live strictly by our own choices or is the Universe actually pulling the strings? Like an omnipotent puppeteer directing us to and fro. Do we follow fate or does fate do the creating? Then the idea came about cutting the strings, and finally she became about the desire for understanding. Always, from original concept to the final painting, evolving takes place, and changes are made and often that seems to be the process for me.