Mixed Medium on Canvas
39 x 39"
This is one of four works in the collection Young Love. Together these works offer a reflection on the many states of love:
The love within us. The love around us.
Love that feels foreign. Love that feels familiar.
Young Love. Mature love.
Love that is seen. Love that is yet to be discovered.
And when all this comes together, the beauty that is love.
Young Love in particular explores the naivety and almost fairy-tail like quality of what love means in our youth - from the colours through to her princess like attire. Unlike the other three works, the solid colour areas in this piece are in somewhat illogical places. These are a nod to the gaps in our understanding of love in youth. As such the work is intentionally designed to make the viewer feel both elevated and a little perplexed, especially given the intensity of the floral seen behind these solid blocks and the subjects Barbie-Like nature.
Unlike my previous figurative works, I have specifically chosen to use acrylics, oil pastels and gouache to create textured and vibrant pieces, whilst retaining semi-realistic overtones. But I continue to use symbolism in the form of fabric and botanicals, to offer a glimmer into each subject's world.
All Charlotte Marie Fine Art is created using archival quality materials and processes.