image progression: flourish

This is a very layer-intensive and meaningful intuitive piece I created near the end of 2017. Art is therapeutic. With this piece, I expressed a lot of frustration, hurt, and anger, I felt around various circumstances when I left my marriage.

The piece felt representative of my sense of self, working through a lot of negative emotions and harsh realities. Having something tangible helps me let go of those difficult feelings. I worked through the layers and writing, textures and colors–intuitively building to something stronger, more positive, yet still vulnerable. A lot like who I’ve grown into.

Sadly, it doesn’t photograph particularly well due to the size, texture, and reflection from the gloss coating.




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In-progress, image 6

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In-progress, image 7

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In-progress, image 8


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In-progress, layer 11


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I will flourish • 24in x 36in • Intuitive acrylic painting • Carly Swenson • 2017
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I will flourish (detail image) • 24in x 36in • Intuitive acrylic painting • Carly Swenson • 2017
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I will flourish (detail image) • 24in x 36in • Intuitive acrylic painting • Carly Swenson • 2017

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