Tortured Soul - 10 year anniversary print
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A Queen sits in a grotto of wild flowers and weeps with her face buried in her hands. She has power and authority yet she is tortured by the thoughts in her own mind. She sobs in her self-made black hole as nature threatens to engulf her. Wild flowers such as dahlias, poppies, hydrangea, roses, quinces, and snapdragons swirl around the forlorn Queen. Each flower symbolizes an unseen force and internal demon that plagues the fair monarch; instability, isolation, frigidity, heartache, temptation, and deception, respectively. But amidst her nest of self loathing, there lurks a path to happiness and triumph. Overhead two snakes entwine in the wreath and watch with omniscient eyes. Snakes symbolize cosmic energy and the ongoing cycle of death and rebirth. They are the bringers of hope for the young Queen, reminding her that even flowers fade and are reborn more vibrant than before, that the strength to change lies within herself.
Tortured Soul is original artwork from 2014, hand drawn and screenprinted by Adrienne Rozzi.
Tortured Soul is the 'February Print of the Month' for 2020, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Poison Apple Printshop.
Printed with black ink on kraft-toned (tan) Stonehenge archival paper. Measures approximately 11" x 11" (inches)
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