Tears for a Nation

I began this as a painting of a cantaloupe to show its beautiful light paired with a complimentary blue vase I purchased in France. The vase has an interesting wrapped metal around it like it an amour protecting its porcelain. My venture changed and it turned out to be a concept that was unexpected.

“TEARS FOR A NATION” is a symbolic tribute for Ukraine showing the fragile part of life which includes armor and resistance (in vase) with the beauty of hope in the “Forget-Me-Not” flowers which are fully open and yearning for light. Forget-Me-Nots symbolize remembrance – both during a parting or after a death and also used to symbolize a connection that endures all challenges and measure of time. The cantaloupe is a beacon of abundance and hope. The mirroring soft arches of the flowers and the cantaloupe are set against strong angles show resistance.
This painting received an Honorable mention in the “Slice of Life” Competition at the Island Art Association.
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