“Exhaled” is a depiction of a woman whose been involved in an
abusive relationship for a long period of time. She has been reading a
book on dealing with troubled relationships. Somewhere in this book she
saw her relationship and she realized that the path out of the abuse
began with her. She made the decision to take control of her life and
The symbolism throughout the painting speaks to new beginnings. The
dark clouds and rain on the left represent the storm in her life moving out.
The rainbow represents the end of the storm. The rising sun represents
the brighter days that are ahead. The potato was just a potato until she
realized its value and nourished it, bringing forth new growth, new life;
Likewise she realized her own value, nourished her self worth, creating a
beautiful rebirth. “Evian” water spelled backwards is “Naïve”. She put a
cap on being naïve; definition – showing a lack of informed judgment.
She does not condone physical or verbal violence, so she decided to cut
his picture up, symbolizing the end of that relationship. The picture of the
smiling angel on her wall indicates that God is pleased with her decision
and He’s with her.
The original oil on canvas painting is 54"x 48", unframed. Call 314-443-