041 "The Incomplete Heart"
The Incomplete Heart Full Image
x 48" / Oil on Canvas
by John WorldPeace
THE INCOMPLETE HEART
A partial interpretation
from the artist's transient perspective
The green bird hovers
above the incomplete heart. Being green, he symbolizes
growth. His incomplete heart is floating above a background
of the hearts of those who love him, which represents
a field of love. Even though he is surrounded by all
this love, his heart is incomplete. He cannot accept
the love that exists for him.
The bird’s path
is through the veil of tears. The sweet love of the
rose rains down tears of deep joy. This is the pain
associated with accepting love. He must fly through
these tears as a baptism by water. Through that baptism,
he must acknowledge that the tears are his own. His
path is through his pain.
His destiny is the black
void of the unknown situated in the middle of the blue
rose silhouettes. The orange is his psyche that calls
him to enter the void and become complete. When he enters,
to his amazement he finds life where he thought he would
find death, joy where he anticipated pain, and love
where he expected isolation.