Resistance / Resilience by Megan Read

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Megan Read

Resistance / Resilience


121.92 × 152.4 cm | 48 × 60 in

Oil on Canvas

  • First Place ($2,500 Cash Award) / Imaginative Realism
  • Honorable Mention / Figurative

This painting was created primarily as a conversation about creating and retaining vulnerability, warmth, and softness during dark times or when in a state of duress. It speaks of the yearning for and the process of expansion and connection when the impulse is to turn inward. This is the struggle, yes? And so, it is an aspirational portrait of multiple selves.