A rose breaks free from it's chains. 8x10 inch hand embroidered rose blossom as part of an acrylic painting. There is also beadwork in the painting.
Recently with the pandemic, I was thinking about my Dad, Joe Mallin. When he was a child he had polio. My Zeyde told me a story about this when I was a girl.
The story goes, that my Dad went into the forest by himself. He went deep into the forest to the lake. He took off the brace and threw it in the lake, and crawled home on his hands and knees, determined to live without the braces.
I was enthralled with admiration when I heard this story.
So I have now completed this painting, and dedicate it to my Dad. For his courage to break free of his shackles.
He is the big blossom, and I am the small cute one tagging on.
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