Original oil paint on 16x20 in. canvas. The hair is dyed cotton and the butterflies are pins. This piece is also available as a print.
This piece is very close to my heart. "Meraki" means the soul, creativity or love put into something. I was not sure what to call this painting at first until I stumbled upon it in a book and I think meraki perfectly describes this painting. "Meraki" was inspired by black women and how we are beautiful in every way. In society, there is not that many outlets where we can be at peace and to be ourselves. "Meraki" illustrates how you are able to be free to be who you are. The butterflies are a symbol for freedom and peace.