One of a series of portraits inspired by sketches of women in and around South Wales and combining graffiti lettering with the female faces. Drawing on beaches and in cafes, I created a series of paintings based on the sketches, using words of empowerment and positivity to provide depth and context. Her hair is the focus, important in many cultures for spiritual well-being, health and energy. It intermingles with the sky, suggesting her inner connection to the wider world and the universe. The ‘light’ represents our ongoing search for fulfilment and spiritual well-being, and the butterflies are a symbol of transformation.
I sign my work ‘Unity’ a name I also use when dancing – unity of self, and my hope for the world around me.
Spraypaint and Acrylic