From Cradle to Grave: The Color White V

The Bride

by JParadisi

11″ x 9″ oil and graphite on paper 2010

In Western culture a woman wearing white so often represents purity that it is easy to imagine the paint itself having that squeaky-clean reputation as well. But in China and Japan the color represents death and sickness in general and funerals in particular…

Color by Victoria Finlay, Balllantine Books 2002

The Bride is available for purchase online through the Anka Gallery.


About jparadisirn

JParadisi RN, OCN emeritus, is a multidisciplinary artist with a focus in painting and writing. Her paintings and short stories have been published nationally. She has exhibited artwork in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Julianna is a frequent contributor to Off The Charts, the blog of the American Journal of Nursing as a blogger and illustrator.
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2 Responses to From Cradle to Grave: The Color White V

  1. Artswebshow says:

    there is something so haunting about this.
    Nicely done

  2. Morgan says:

    This is a beautiful piece! It’s great to see what you’ve been up to, here. It’s been a while, neighbor!

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