Artist's description:

The title 'Opening Up' is a play on words. A person could simply open up a book or new chapter or even maybe show your true self, and to trust.

Opening Up is represented by the woman's stance in the painting, a separation of her arms from in front of her.

The book pages used are from Jane Austen's novel, 'Mansfield Park'

For the books lead character, an early quote from the pages, seems a far cry from 'opening up'...

"Her manner was incurably gentle; and she was not aware how much it concealed the sternness of her purpose. Her diffidence, gratitude, and softness made every expression of indifference seem almost an effort of self–denial"

Stuart James Cain

Materials used:

Handed Painted Indian Ink on vintage book pages

Opening Up (hand painted original) (2015)


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