Reconciling with Self

Rosanne Coty's avatar Rosanne Coty

Reconciling with Self (oil, 24H" x 36L", 1.5" depth) is an interpretation of inner turmoil versus self acceptance. I tried to convey a total acceptance of oneself; frailties and all. The happy and sad aspects of ourselves battle it out continuously. Yet, is the “happy” truly joyful, and is the “sad” truly miserable, or are they still somewhat content? Regardless of whether it is our internal, or others’ external turbulence thrust upon us, it still affects us. I hope viewers connect with my interpretation of emotional drama. My use of bold, vibrant color and evocative visual storytelling surface in this new piece "Reconciling with Self.” One from a series of art and photography that feature reflection and inner dialogue, this piece contrasts warmth and happiness with the deeper emotional "blues.” I'm a local artist who also gives art instruction to a variety of ages. I'm thrilled to be a part of my third ARTPRIZE competition. ~Rosanne Coty

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.5 inches
  • Medium: Oil paint
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 24 inches