So often we avoid vulnerability or see it as a weakness. Showing true vulnerability requires great courage. Just being "you", trusting you are enough in your perfectly imperfect humanness is a step towards personal authenticity, liberation and an acceptance of your place in our shared common humanity. In fact, it is the beating heart of compassion.
This painting is my raised right hand asserting that we all exist and wish to connect with each other. However, the hand is in danger of slipping into the cold water beneath as it feels the fear of expressing a simple need. Expressing our needs, clinical or otherwise, is part of vulnerability.
The connection we nurture in overcoming our fears of rejection, judgement and criticism in expressing our needs is vital for us to flourish. At our peril do we only meet the needs of others. This painting is symbolic of the courage we all show in this pursuit of balance.
Acrylic on canvas 30"x40" £5,200
in a bespoke handmade frame by QED.