The Mend, by Roxanne Grooms
The Mend, by Roxanne Grooms, 17" x 14", Mixed Media on Paper, Unframed
As in all of my paintings, the circle becomes personified to take on a role in this inspirational art piece. In The Mend, it is an act of survival. All brokenness can be mended. It is a matter of passion and desire to let the stitching hold you together long enough to regain your strength. And once regained, to have the courage to continue on the journey, scars and all.
Curated Description: The Mend is an intense abstract composition done in mixed media on paper. The green tones of the palette try to compete with the fragmented background, the hand sewing, and the thick drawing lines for dominance. The abstract form is reminiscent of a creature, challenging the viewer to identify the different parts of the piece.