Ink Drawing, 2013
This piece is an expression of feelings of love and liberation. The figure's nudity is symbolic of a fresh start, while the ribbons that burst forth from her heart are the binding and self-inhibiting experiences of the past. The ribbons are loose and flowing because they no longer completely restrain the woman, but they do tug at her and give her hesitation. The ribbon that is flowing through her grasp is indicative of her beginning to harness the negative things from her past and use them to serve herself. I used a brush and ink to draw this piece.