Today’s prompt word for Illustration Friday is confined. I just happened to have finished this painting yesterday. It was done from a photo of a young woman called Living Statue I found on the web here. She is covered in greenish makeup and old fashioned clothing and just looks absolutely beautiful even with shackles and chains on her. I am guessing she represented those who were sent to live in the colonies way back when but I could be totally wrong. There could be some other perfectly viable reason for her to be holding chains but this story suits my purposes today… So, stretching a bit, she is confined via shackles even while facing the vastness of her future. We are all confined a bit by our circumstances, don’t you think? Not that we can’t take things into our own hands, but sometimes…..
acrylic on canvas 18×24