Crimson Rose Through Chainlink Fence


18×24 acrylic on canvas, black frame

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I like the idea of illustrating song lyrics as a source of inspiration for work, and Lubbock native songwriter Jimmie Dale Gilmore has written many image evoking lyrics. The opening line of Gilmore’s “Where You Going” is: “I’ve seen crimson roses growing through a chainlink fence.” To me, that line evokes the idea that roses are both wild & beautiful, and though often tamed roses cannot be restrained by human culture. It also means we can free our minds from any apparent constraints by following our own nature, which i tried to depict in this painting.


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