Who is your hidden strength? I believe that is another name for mother. During troublesome times she is the support, the ray of light and the hidden strength. This painting has a mix of abstract with figurative elements. The background and the clouds are deliberately kept abstract and fluid like surrounding obstacles/dangers perceived or hidden. The two figures in soft colors are the focal point of this painting.
This watercolor painting that portrays the sacred mother-child relationship. Mother is always present like hidden strength. She may not be physically present, but her boundless love, is the 'hidden strength' that shields her child from all harm.
“She made broken look beautiful
and strong look invincible.
She walked with the Universe
on her shoulders and made it
look like a pair of wings.”
― Ariana Dancu
The soft delicate colors and interchanging diagonal lines of yellow and orange contrasted with dark bold mass of menacing clouds symbolize the soft, tender, gentle & loving protection of the mother against all harm.The contrast of surrounding dark colors with the soft colours of faces makes them more prominent.
The painting portrays the feelings and emotions that I experienced growing up. When my mother embraced me, I felt protected and safe from all harm.
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." Abraham Lincoln
This is precisely the hidden strength of a mother that sustains us in times of trouble regardless of our age. She is forever present providing strength, support & guidance. Her unselfish love, her words of encouragement, her undying support & her faith in her child's ability propel the child to believe in himself/herself and strive to do the best.
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.
Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.
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