" A Poor Girl's Flower"
Feb 10th - April 8th, 2018 | Opening Reception
When I walked into Art Star Gallery and saw my work hung and displayed for the very first time I broke down and started crying. It was if the little girl inside had taken over me and all I could do was weep. My cries were her cries. I was angry that this child was gypped out of happiness. It all felt so unfair. I could hear her saying, what did I do so bad that no one really loved me. I let her have as much time as she needed to let it out. As the anger started to dissipate I realized that we deserve to be happy. It was at that moment, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and allowed my heart to be consumed. I let go of all the hurt and pain. I embraced the joy that always lived inside me but never had a way out. Until now....
When I opened my eyes I could tell I was free. I looked around and the flowers were rejoicing in my name. As they danced around, I collected my thoughts and grab the hand of the sad little girl I used be and told her that we finally made it home. I told her that I couldn't make up for the unhappiness she endured, but I promised her happiness from this point on. Folks started to arrive, so she smiled back at me before letting go. I watched her run off into a field of flowers.
Don't be weird
All photographs by Amy Franz