Monday, 31 March 2008

Secrets and Lies

NOW TRADED
Came up with this in response to two different challenges - the brown and pink (not a colour scheme I'd usually use) comes from the Theme Thursday challenge. Leonie asked us to make something about an issue we felt strongly about, and this sort of made itself ....

It turned into quite an emotional exercise, as I was thinking about people hurting children and I have done some work around child abuse. I chose this little girl because she's one of my favourite images, and also because I was thinking how once it was even more hidden and how her generation had no protection. I gave her wings to emphasise her innocence, and the secrets and lies title just about sums it all up. I had a strong feeling that I was making it FOR somebody, so if that's you let me know.

9 comments:

Chriss Rollins said...

Rosie it will touch the heart of thousands out there. you are so right about those children having noone to turn to for help, they had there inocense taken away from them and the pain they must have gone through... those poor children wouldnt have even known it was wrong.. thank heaven today our children can speak out and be heard and be believed. We are no longer living in the era where children are seen and not heard.
chriss x
the ATC is fabulous Rosie.

Denise said...

The ATC is stunning and tugs at the heart strings, didn't expect tears while looking at a beautiful piece of art. Well done. xxx

Linda said...

Thats lovely Rosie... made from the heart. The colours go really well together.
Your work is always inspiring.
Love Linda x

pammyjo said...

Rosie that is a beautiful piece. Something makes you study it, feel it. You are amazing! Love the wings! Talented +++
Pam

LazyKay said...

I love work that comes from this type of inspiration and knowing 'the story' behind it's creation adds interest. Love it.

xxxxxxx

Lin said...

Beautiful!!!

daisy said...

Wonderful ATC :o)

Moving to read the meaning behind the ATC. It was a great theme wasn't it?

Leonie said...

Its a beautiful card Rosie, and the emotion behind it makes it so much more than an ATC. To me the wings symbolise hope, and escape.
xxxx
Leonie

Jillian said...

Hi Rosie! This is a truly amazing ATC. I love the color combination, but just the whole composition together with the child's image is really excellent!