8 x 10 inches
I borrowed the quote by W.E.Henley:
'I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.'
I realise how important the storytelling aspect is in my artwork,
and I am going to stick with it. At the same time, I want to create more
layered, textured images.
The girl's dress comes from a printed drawing I did last year,
It is a flower upside down. Which is how she often feels.
Vulnerable as a cut flower.
The mirror shows pink. Soft.
And yet, ultimately, Elvira, soft, pink, flower and all,
is the captain,
and the sea is full of treasure,
if only she can stay still and collected now.
Not to blame the storm.