Original abstract painting by Karen M. Andersen. Acrylics and coloured pencil on cradled oak timber panel. 20cm x 20cm (7.8 x 7.8 inches).
Signed in the bottom right corner, date and title written on the back. Comes varnished with the sides of the panel painted white. Completely ready to hang with hooks and wire attached at the back.
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Lines of scratches often appear in my work when I have been feeling frustrated, angry, or low and am gathering my dogged determination to claw my way back from the abyss. I love how in this artwork the scratches are very deep, gouged through the paint and into the wood panel I was painting on, exposing some of the raw timber. Obviously you can see that I was feeling particularly determined when I painted it! The blue here represents rivers of tears/depression, the black scribbles represent the tangled mental mess I felt at the time, and the black dots the moments of grief I was enduring. Overall this painting speaks to fighting back from depression, not giving up.