15x30x1.5" Oil on Canvas
I am drawn to the beauty and oddity of thistles; the rough almost scaly looking bracts with their puff of purple or blue florets. The thistle is known for its ability to survive in harsh conditions and is considered to be one of nature’s toughest flowers. It is defined as both a flower and a weed, depending on who you ask, and also has both negative and positive symbolism associated with it including, pain, inconvenience, aggression, bravery, devotion, pride, strength, protection. “Prickly Pride” got its name with symbolism on both sides, a little negativity and a little positivity.