I know a sweet, quiet woman, who finally got up enough nerve to leave her very controlling husband. He made all the decisions in the marriage (where to live, vacations, what house to buy, landscaping, furniture, friends, and how much money he would give her to buy groceries for the food he wanted her to cook for him.)
She finally found some courage & packed up some clothes & her computer, & headed across country in her car to be closer to her family, and start a new life. She stayed with her family for a while, got a job, found an apartment, and bought a few pieces of furniture….but then the questions kept crowding into her mind: Would she have enough money to live? Would she make friends? Did she make the right decision? Would she be happy in her new city? And the big one every person contemplating divorce asks: Would anyone ever love her again?
A lot of noise going through her head. This painting represents that "noise". The background is a dark expresso brown; the work is gallery wrapped, painted on the sides. The lovely couple who bought this painting have a modern home with lots of great art in it. They chose this painting to go above a long, horizontal expresso-colored chest, in their master bedroom. The painting looks so perfect there- I was astounded at how well it fit that spot and that room!
And as to what happened to the young woman? Her demanding husband called her every night & sweet-talked her into coming back home. He made her a lot of promises...which probably have not happened. Sigh- I was hoping she would find the strength and self-confidence to go forward on her own.
Sold. Private collection in Flat Rock, NC. Thanks for your interest in my art. Adonna