Happiness is a butterfly
(Heartbreak & Relief)
(2019) oil painting 38x38cm
Red anemone flowers symbolize forsaken love while the Forget-Me-Nots represent the memories of that love.
The ring which once symbolized the connection to her former beloved one has fallen to the ground and is lost.
Lying on the cold stone ground, desperate to replace her inner grief (signified by the tear) with a physical sensation, the heroine reveals that she has pierced herself with a dagger.
The weapon impales the skin, directly hitting the solar plexus, where intense emotional pain is felt.
Finally after being able to feel something other than emotional suffering, her relief (happiness) is signified by the butterfly which has landed on the dagger.