She Framed The Love
Oil on Linen
Inspired by the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's 'Roses of Heliogabalus', this piece examines love in its ever changing form. It aims to provoke its viewers to question whether or not the two characters in the painting are lovers or enemies? Are they holding on to one another or are they at war? Are they celestial beings or are they human?
I believe as an audience member, we see what we want to see - a reflection of where we are in own personal lives in relation to love. Thus I chose to paint this painting in a manner which allows for questioning, as within love no one persons experience is the same as another.