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Rising Up Again
Painting - Dyes And Resist On Silk
The flowers, the palm trees, the dancing women - cliches of Pacific beauty; This painting represents the paradoxes of struggle and joy that are part of the lives of the women I have grown to love and respect here in Fiji. Amongst the fragmented shapes, the figure of a woman, crushed and beaten, is lying on the ground. Dead, or almost dead, the burdens of life have sucked out all energy that was once hers. Yet hope is still alive; she struggles to her knees, shielding herself against oppressive blows, weeping. And now she finds her feet, reaching upwards to reclaim life, celebrate beauty, to heal, to dance...
February 2nd, 2011
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