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Melanie Rocan
Red Curtains
oil on canvas
12″ x 12″

Courtesy of: Paul Petro Contemporary Art
and the artist
Estimate: $2800

First time participating in
Art With Heart

Artist Statement

In Red Curtains, the opening sets the stage and reveals a cataclysmic event, either a new beginning or ending. Rocan’s work observes the harsh reality of our world, and yet tries to find hope, beauty and optimism within its often tragic and foreboding themes. There exists a dichotomy between the inner emotional condition and the psychological unease with the environment depicted in the work.