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Wholly Embraced

Alexis Noelle's avatar Alexis Noelle

“Wholly Embraced” is a work that sprung from my heart to the canvas without a single second of premeditation. In sharing this work I hope to invite people into the emotion I felt in creating it. Amidst a season of stress and work overload, I retreated to the art studio at my school to paint as an outlet for frustration, and by end of an hour my anxiety was stilled. I had laid the framework for something I knew would be beautiful, but I had no idea how to finish the piece, thus it went untouched for a year. Failing in my efforts to produce anything worthwhile for the not-yet-cancelled Art Prize 2020, I flopped onto my bed and stared at my canvas from a year prior, upside-down. This time instead of being met by painters-block, new strokes of color began to form in my mind. The One holding me amidst all of the chaos of life, in failure and trials, consistently meets me where I am at, and stills my heart. I hope others know that feeling.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1”
  • Medium: Oil
  • Width: 18”
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 24”