I am big into symbolism in my art and in literature. Recently I have been fascinated with the concept of eating flowers in literature. Like in #theireyeswerewatchinggod when a character ate a flower. It’s strange, ironic, erotic, and violent. A soft delicate flower, is suddenly roughly eaten. The imagery is beautiful and I wanted to paint the image showing the juxtaposition between soft and hard. In a way it represents self discovery to me as well as finding the sweet in the bitter and unfair aspects of life. Healing from trauma, loss and searching for love, but being unable to find it are also themes.