This art piece beautifully captures the concept of how our traumas stay with us throughout our lives, while also highlighting our resilience and inner beauty. It draws inspiration from the belief in Buddhism that our past, vanity, and traumas are symbolically stored in our hair, which is why Buddhist monks shave their heads to mourn and detach from worldly attachments.
If you closely examine the details of the artwork, you'll notice I intricately depicted the past experiences within the subject's hair, symbolizing the hidden story behind her outward appearance.
The piece is created on an 18x24 canvas using Strathmore paper, known for its exceptional quality and durability. I used acrylic as the primary medium, along with gold foil and ink elements, to bring depth and texture to the artwork.
Through this art piece, viewers are invited to reflect on the delicate balance between our life's struggles and our ability to rise above them, ultimately showcasing our resilience and the transformative power of our inner beauty.