This is the first of my "Brickwork Series"
I had this vision to create a painting that looked like a brick wall with a something painted onto it. I started with the brick wall which is very textured. The woman and barbell were introduced because I am very much into weightlifting.
Then came the idea of the woman having been drywalled over, essentially covered up. The drywall has started to erode and fall away and there underneath, this strong woman is emerging. As though she could not be contained.
The art piece is built on the strong foundation of a brick wall which complements the strength of the woman in the painting.