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„Girl With Pea“

from the gallery of Sybille Sterk

Sub Title: Working on it
This is another image in my Girl with ... Series. 
Everyone must know by now how much I love fairy tales and how much I hate the way women are depicted in them - unlikely role models for our daughters. The Princess and the Pea seems to be one of the worst of them - I ask you, a girl chosen to be the future queen because she looks pretty after having been out in a storm and because a pea hidden under her mattresses makes her bruise... Hmmm. 

Well, this is her daughter, struck by the same 'pea affliction' she decided she was having none of it, so now she's attempting to desensitise herself by surrounding herself with peas, hoping to cure the disease... 

However this is also an image about mothers and daughters and the need to rebel against your mother and all she stands for - Princess of the Pea's portrait can be seen standing in the corner looking with surprise and disapproval at her daughter's shenanigans.

   Credits  Model 1  Greek statue by Sinned-angel-stock  Model 2  Anachronic 3 by senzostock  Stock  Mirror 1 by wrecklesstock  Backgrounds and Textures  Room in sepia by stocksbyannaforyou  Sweet Pea by Qi-lin  WTF Texture Set by Shadowhouse  Attic Treasures Texture Set by Shadowhouse  Aged and Crackling Effects Texture Set by Shadowhouse  6 Faves Texture Sets 3 by Shadowhouse  Brushes and Actions  Ropes -n- Chains Brushes by redheadstock  Lace Brush Set by CourtHouse  Hair brush set by para-vine  17 Grunge Border Bars Brush Set by Shadowhouse  Perfect Portrait 3 Action by TheCoffeeshopBlog  All other images/textures/stock/brushes my own.  My Free Copyright:  MCN: CJSGE-SALHC-T1VVL

Picture ID: 3d06e0b
Edgar Schermaul liked this artwork 2020-02-12 09:09:36 UTC
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This is a great work with a message right struck to my heart - thank you!

All the best

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