The Calm Within by Brianna Lee

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Brianna Lee

The Calm Within

2018

91.44 x 91.44 cm | 36 x 36 in

Oil on Panel

  • Dual Category Awards

This work is on loan from a private collection.

The Calm Within depicts a young girl in an empty cotton field with a looming tornado behind her. Despite the chaos of her surroundings, she is focused inward and appears at peace. The contrast of the storm is metaphorical to the world and experiences we have growing up. It impresses on the viewer the idea that peace and joy come from within, despite what may surround us.