Reflection
Artwork/
Rischelle Brooks

Reflection

2021

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Love My Body Exhibition I have a background in Personal Training, Life Coaching and Weight Loss Coaching and more recently Creative Therapy and Holistic Counselling. I have seen and experienced first hand the impossible standards set in society not only today, but over generations. Now more than ever we need self reflection, self acceptance and ultimately the vulnerability and strength to be devoted to our own true essence and not get caught up in ‘looking good’ for others. This could not be a more relevant topic for an exhibition for me with my background and as a mother of two daughters. Young women are immensely influenced by their peers and social media. It’s well and truly time for change. MY WORK Each painting was given a lot of thought and reflection prior to commencement. Initially all my paintings are built with texture either using excessive amounts of black gesso or both black gesso and modelling paste applied with a palette knife. From there, my beauties rise from the darkness and take shape. Reflection - 2021 Acrylic and modelling paste on stretched canvas Approximately 61x45.5cm with a depth of 3.8cm Self reflection and quiet time is such an important part of growing self acceptance and improving self esteem. Too often in our busy lives it is overlooked. It is only when we look for answers within that we truly find our peace. Her eyes are closed to reflect looking within her own heart. Artist: Rischelle Brooks