The Goddess Within

The Goddess Within by Nela Dunato

This work is a step away from my κάθαρσις (Katharsis) series and is more similar in style and theme to my painting Animus.

I was inspired by the concept of seeking for the Divine Feminine essence inside all of us, and the process of self-discovery. The painting process was less controlled than what I usually do. I started with a vague image, and it evolved as I painted. The flowers in the background appeared on their own and only later did I realize it's similar to a photo of mine with the roses around my head.

It's refreshing to paint something "light" every once in a while, though my next painting will certainly be a continuation of my "dark" series because I have an exhibition coming up soon.