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Blooming Heroes

This was painted for Creative Hearts Art Mother’s Day exhibition “Blooming Heroes” 28 April – 20 May 2022. It represents the myriad of facets of motherhood, from whispering still moments to the wild joy of song and dance. Our mothers connect all the pieces of our lives.

The under-painting of this piece was dark with solid blocks of vivid primary colours. This represented our early identities and stubborn self-centred tendencies. I planned for the painting to look very different when completed, but I didn’t plan the direction it would take. Over the darkness I painted the words ‘hope, peace, love, and joy’, this represented the beginning of awareness of our mother’s foundation wish for good in our lives. 

It went through several transitions until the painting found its true identity. It is many facets of the one ‘love’, showing roots growing amongst struggles through to tiny leaf growth, and then full blossoms, unpredictable yet steadfast and strong.

I even hid a few hearts among the blossoms. It is a large painting with many lovely, surprising details.

Title: “Blooming Heroes”
Artist: Wendy Manzo
Size: 91cm x 122cm
Painted: Wendy Manzo Art Studio ~ May 2022

The original is for sale.

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