2011 ArtPrize Entry

This painting is a tribute to the courage, strength and motivation that women possess. It consists of life-sized images of local women with their horses. Original painting called "Wave of Freedom" was dropped after working on it for almost a year when I crossed paths with a woman on her horse. The elegance of this heavenly creature was so adorable that any artist would want to freeze in the moment. After speaking with this woman I learned that the owner of the horse is a young lady with cancer. I decided to dedicate this painting in honor of this brave, passionate woman. Her story touched me so much that I wanted to portray the love, the sacrifice and the strength that is within all women. I personally visited and selected the subjects from all over Michigan just for this purpose. The work is created using a unique technique called drip painting. It took me over 12 year to master the technique to create an image by simply dripping paint on canvas. It’s a large work approx. 10'x35'.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Acrylics (Drip Painting)
  • Width: 35
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 10

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Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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