I Am is the eight painting in my Rise Collection. I painted it after reading Delia Owen's book Where the Crawdads Sing and I arranged pages from her novel in a quartered composition on my painting panel. When reading the novel a lot of similarities between Owen's themes and subject matter, and those I had already been exploring in my paintings became obvious; feathers of course, but also woman, shells, resilience, creativity, beauty and truth.
Feathers are a symbol of friendship and freedom in the story, and the main character is a very young girl who when you first meet her is unsure of her own name... it's such a beautiful story.
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Original painting on custom-made wooden panel
Stands alone, so no hanging required.
Also looks lovely hung on a wall; either in a collection or just by its pretty liddle self.
Medium: Gouache on Paper
Dimensions: H23.3cm W18.3cm D5cm
Finish: Matt Varnish