The Brooding Lady
Acrylic on canvas
99cm x 122cm
“The ‘lady’ in the piece is the building. Very much like the way someone might give their car, house, etc a name, I gave the building character and a sex. of course we don’t think of buildings as living creatures or entities but I do. So then just like everyone and everything around us, it’ll age with time..
She’s ‘Brooding’ because she can’t go anywhere. Her paint will chip away, her facade will lose it’s youthfulness and she’ll slowly fade over time. She’ll be out of fashion soon.
Everyday the Sun will rise and set at the same place on her beautiful facade. .
In this this piece the LADY laments as the hours tick by, the people walk up and down the pavement, oblivious to her frustrations. The days become years.
The sky in this piece reflects her dilemma as she awaits for a new day to begin again….and….again.
The BROODING LADY however has a redeeming promise… THAT’S HOPE. Note the perspective. Dark on one side and light on the other? Life can be wrought with problems at times but all it takes is for you to keep going… turn the corner and things WILL get better. Hence the perspective.
The underlying message behind this piece is HOPE.