Mixed media collage
(pencil, colored pencil, photographs, stick-on gold letters)
14 x 17 1/2 inches
This piece is about the beginning of my relationship with my wonderful boyfriend. I wasn't sure if we were meant to be a couple--which is signified by the empty chairs with the lamp shinning on them. And I had all these words and thoughts about that possibility, but beyond those doubts, there is the fireworks pink and yellow with the words "Eres Guapa" ("You are beautiful) at the top and the embracing couple hidden in the shadows on the right. They knew better than me.