Size: 18"W x 14"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Oil on Canvas
What's in a face? And how do we define the space beyond the face? This piece is about looking behind the ego's veil and what sort of truths could be found there, it was painted in a time of personal identity melting and smelting. I was determined to find constants that people are composite of and it seemed the closer I got to an answer, the closer I got to finding similarities in everyone.
This painting is titled "Forgiveness" for one reason, it is the forgiveness of the ego's ignorance. There was a quote that stood out to me during this time, it goes, "Forgiveness is a gift to the one who is hurting." For all of ego's strengths it is also the face that takes the most personal hurts, it's the nature of the beast. When it comes to ego, things are nothing but personal. But when identity is burnt away, what can we find?
Original, one-of-a-kind painting by Katherine Rose Ayala.
Rose Ayala is a California native born at the base of the Sierra Nevadas in Nevada City. She attended SAIC and received an AA from Ananda College of Living Wisdom with an emphasis in Inspirational Arts. Her 'real' art education has come from her travels in daily life throughout it all; from WWOOFing in Ireland, to living in a spiritual community in northern Oregon, and all the multitude of trips in between. She gains much of her inspiration from art/music festivals, nature, and introspection. Rose loves the interaction that art can provide within a community and will jump at any opportunity to be a face painter for children's events. Most of her art is created in her secluded studio in a California State Park, where she currently lives with her ranger sister.