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INTERNAL BATTLE
DESIGNED BY Keturah Ariel

Year: September 8th,  2013
Categories: Personal
Medium: Oil on Wood

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One of my IG friends expressed to me the difficult time she was having growing her natural hair out. Her story inspired me to paint “Internal Battle.” The young girl’s expression conveys indecision about her hair texture, afro or straight. Her facial expression is indecisive, not knowing what to do. I think so many women identified with this painting because they see themselves in her. As a black woman, most of us have experienced that moment. In my paintings, I think it’s important to convey emotion, tell a story, or make a connection. -Ariel.