Graphite on paper
8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
She stands nude in a lotus flower holding a lantern in one hand to symbolize hope with her heart in the other to show the reality of pain. She personifies the feelings of hope and love even after the heartache of lose. This was drawn shortly after the death of my father, a time when many of these feelings were hard to deal with and drawing was a primary outlet for me.