Look at you
What are they going to think of you?
People will imagine a thousand things
They will stop talking to me
You must behave like a lady,
dress as the lord wants and commands
Don’t tell them what you think
Even if it breaks you and your soul dies
That does not matter
You are nothing
“What they might say” is a painting about the obsession with the opinions of others. This woman does not seek her own truth, but rather she adapts to the truths of others. She grew up in a repressed environment, and she doesn’t have a smooth relationship with her own emotions.
She may have had a dominant figure in her childhood who would get very angry, and she fears anger, or a family in which she could never express anger. In any case, she is not expressing hers, and that prevents her from fully accessing her own life force.
Acrylic on canvas.
50 cm x 50 cm.