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Diana Shaul Fine Art

Original Paintings and Drawings

The Start of Your Story

Semi-abstract painting of a ballerina dancing on the stage while others look on.

Story: I watch you at your recital and I know that you've found who you're really meant to be. There is something different about you tonight, as if you've been waiting all along for the music and the tutu and darkened stage and the spotlights, and suddenly you're unafraid to be your real self, that little-girl awkwardness of my everyday daughter giving way to the lithe-limbed grace of a ballerina. A confident, beautiful ballerina. The younger girls watch you, transfixed, and I know I'm not the only one to have noticed. I had thought of ballet as your pastime and indulgence, something for Saturday mornings and summer holidays. But now I think of ballet school and separation, of sacrifice and determination, of your story yet to be told. And I know my role is only to allow you to tell it.

Media: Acrylic and mixed media

Surface: Box canvas

Size: 20cm x 20cm x 1.5cm [depth]; 7.87" x 7.87" x 0.59" [depth]