Lauren West’s portrait of her friend Sarah shows a young woman lying almost face down upon the floor with arrows of paint pelting her all around. The woman’s face is turned toward the viewer and is peaceful amidst the turmoil. The contrast between the harmonious blue and yellow of the composition and the energy from the palette knife is substantial. The feeling is that the woman is experiencing her own slings and arrows, as you might say, but is not letting them pierce her soul.
Sarah, Lauren West