Sometimes you have to reinvent yourself in order to survive.
This was one of the paintings I started a few weeks ago but got stuck on, I couldn’t finish it. I really liked parts of it, there’s some personal symbolic stuff going on, so I knew I needed to complete it.
The cut up newsprint flower idea came to me in a dream. It took me a few days to obtain a newspaper, (who reads the paper anymore?) and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was done!
I think the painting symbolizes strength through perseverance despite the obstacles that might be in the way. It reminds me of a flower that grows up and breaks through concrete. We must stay focused on our goals, even if our only goal is to survive.