From The Abyss
Oil on canvas
12 in x 16 in
In From the Abyss, a 12 x 16-inch oil on canvas piece for Cognitive Dissonance, Mariel Garcia used her signature style of painting anatomical and botanical subjects to illustrate the symbolic elements of the uncomfortable feeling caused by cognitive dissonance.
“The spine represents the journey towards finding balance, hydrangea flowers to symbolize my dreams and values, and a self-portrait watching my mini self struggle. It’s like a cycle of going through the depth of the abyss”