This artwork represents the Queen I wish to be, the person I need when things go wrong and I feel like giving up. She is grace, when I need to give myself grace. She is patience and love, for others but also for myself. I think far too often when we are driven, we forget to take breaks and we forget that we are only human. We all need rest and self love. So be driven and go chase your dreams, but remember a form of self love is accepting yourself as you are and taking a break when you need it.
The pink circles represent life’s victories and celebrations, the blue represent where she’s been and the people she loves. The gold represents the spirit of her ancestors guiding her and reminding her of her worth. The arches below represent adversity and how she will continue to rise above it and the flowers and vines show how she is an embodiment of nature and how she cares and tends to the land.
©️ Mulganai 2020
121x91cm stretched canvas.