A Queen sits in a grotto of wild flowers and weeps, 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. Overhead two snakes entwined in the wreath watch the weeping woman with omniscient eyes. The snake is a symbol of cosmic energy and the ongoing cycle of death and resurrection. They are the bringers of hope for the young Queen, amidst her nest of self loathing there lurks a path to happiness and triumph. They are there to remind her that the strength to change lies within herself.Tortured Soul
is original artworkhand drawn and screenprinted by Adrienne Rozzi of Poison Apple Printshop.
Measures approximately 10″ x 10″