18x24 oil on canvas.
She's staring right at you--bold, brave, direct. And yet there's a conflicting emotion conveyed--a paradox--as seen in the red tears. The black around her head has been described as a hijab/turban, as a serpent, as a dark cloud, as black shroud. I leave it to viewers to decide: what is she trying to say? How do the elements of the black that surrounds her, the red that comes from her eyes, and the title of this painting conflict or work in harmony with the expression on her face?