Tears of Life
2012 | Acrylic on canvas | 161cm x 90cm
Through pain and tears, new life grows
I wanted to express my inner feelings on a canvas using a photo I took of the leaves from an orange day lilly that was growing in my garden.
The water droplets are symbols of the source of life and of tears; tears of sadness, but also tears of joy and life.
The many layers of leaves are symbolic of the complexity of life, and the varied emotions evoked by our experiences.
As I painted this piece, there was much turmoil going on around me and it helped pull me through. I was filled with hope and gratitude.
Hope for the future and gratitude for all I had in that moment.