Veiled dreams

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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 Peering out from black veil are the bright and happy eyes of a young woman, inviting you to see her incomplete self-portrait. With youthful optimism she would like everyone to know that there is nothing evil about the lovely swirls of her hair. The portrait also includes her lips; symbolic of her dream to be educated and respected with a positive voice in the world. The vibrant beauty of the girl’s smiling eyes form a striking contrast to the dark fabric covering her body and mouth as though she should be ashamed and forbidden to speak. The girl behind the veil attempts to show you that her hair, although covered, is not evil. She has a voice and she has something to say. The girl does not notice a large bird hovering over her. The winged beast has arisen out of the fabric of her robes. It watches and waits; expecting to feed upon the death of the girl’s hopes and dreams. And who can say "no" to the positivity and empowerment in the girl’s vibrant eyes? Who will prevail?

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 feet
  • Medium: Oil painting and collage on canvas
  • Width: 3 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 4 feet

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

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