soñe que fuí un cisne
painting, mixed media, art

art direction, concept, painting

This painting was created after a self-realization of becoming free. It happened as a result of a toxic relationship I had to end. There was a lot I compromised— when I realized that change from the other person was never going to happen, it was time to step away gracefully, even if painful.

It was my first one, so it hurt deep. It was shortly after I made the decision to break it off, that I had a dream that I was a swan— or I saw a swan in my dream.

A swan represents elegance, poise, beauty. All the things that I did not feel in the relationship I was in. This was a reclamation of the self.

* (ill-🗝️-ah)