I was asked to create images for a project on diversity and inclusivity. I pondered for weeks as to what to paint, and when I entered my studio, hearts began pouring out of me. I couldn't stop! LOVE is the universal language. It encompasses us all.
I painted "compassionate LOVE" using taupe and silver metallic paints because of their gentleness and calming effect. Taupe inherits a natural type of warmth and organic down-to-earthness as well. Throughout my life, I have learned that when I don't understand someone--it's because I haven't opened my heart to view them from their perspective--what they have been through or where they come for. When I do, I tend to experience compassion and empathy for them. Life can be tough.