Orange you Glad
Acrylic paint and coloured pencil on paper
45.7 x 61 cm
(Ships from the US)
Rachel Morrissey’s narrative painting gives form to an invisible struggle with her own mental health, motherhood, fertility, pregnancy, and daily life. While the green plants become a romantic association of motherhood and fruitfulness, the orange vines represent the tension of her ongoing battle with anxiety. Through the power of complementary colours, she establishes a sense of conflict, which has not yet been resolved. Nevertheless, it also demonstrates her robust willingness to persist and fight. The title ‘Orange you Glad’ might show that only by overcoming obstacles can we truly appreciate our triumphs in life.