This painting started out with a graphic city in the background, forest floor in foreground. The animal could be seen to exist in both worlds, like the ghost of nature in a city. Or she could be leaving the city and stepping into the forest.
You can’t see the high rise buildings anymore but I hope it evokes a sense of different realities existing in the same space. The background is embellished with plastic jewels which catch the light, so from one angle it may look abstract and from another you can see:
Bear, a symbol of strength and courage
Acrylic on canvas, 2012 – 2020