A japanese legend inspired piece. Hannya masks are the visages of once beautiful women who have been turned into monsters by their jelousy and hate for some one they love. The Hannya mask is said to be dangerous and Erotic but also sorrowful and tormented displaying the complexity of human emotions. The cherry blossom petal is also a symbol of love and when falling or blown on the wind a symbol of new beginings and hope. This painting is an emotional response to some of the less joyous of my own relationships and the realistation that there is alwasys hope.
The piece is done in acrylic on canvas and is a meter by a meter in dimension.