I am struggling with this surprising imagery and and with my use of paint. I don’t usually start with paint, or even work so primarily in paint. Often I start with a drawing, or collage, or other … Here I started with paint and a plastic card & palette knife. And there is only a bit of “drawing” with pastel & graphite, mostly “painted” over with a wet brush so more like painting.
The imagery I can hardly speak to :-) it is so iconic / religious. It may come from recent reading set in traditional Middle Eastern culture, but it has other symbolism as well. We all carry a burden, we try to persist, to accept, and to continue on as best we can.