Rose

Rose
pencil on paper
Series: 
Power and Love
11in x 17in

Martin Luther King calls "sentimental and anaemic" love the kind of love that consists of gestures towards connection instead of true shared understanding and mutual commitment to the other.  This picture is a different kind of rose: the rose won from the thorns, the one that is offered in spite of, and alongside, friction and turbulence. I drew this especially for the book Power and Love