Beauty and the Beast, as many of you may know, is a tale about Belle giving up her freedom to live with a beast. As time goes on, she begins to see beyond his appearance and sympathizes with his pain.
I created this composition with the use of white paint applied on bright red roses. Literal and figurative contrasts are developed: the aesthetic rose portrays beauty, juxtaposing the inorganic paint, describing the beast.
(From left to right) First iteration: black marker on dried up roses. Second iteration: carved onto fresh rose petals. Final iteration: Revision of the first, but with white out onto fresh rose petals.