She represents the vulnerability of youth, especially females. She has this strange presence of almost human female qualities. She has youth. She has wide, clear, blue skies behind her. We feel her fear, her vulnerability but also her need and inquisitiveness to engage with whats beyond her hiding places. The foreground foliage with its harsh texture and sharp edges, represents that ultimately beyond her safe, soft and protected world there will be injuries, injuries we cannot avoid as women, once we enter the adult world.
Medium: Oil paint and paper
Dimensions: 101 x 76cm