You are beautiful. Are you beautiful?
The coat hanger hook floats a question mark above both phrases, as if to ask, “Well?”
I like the self-affirmation of this piece and the question, which asks as much, “Are you being beautiful?” as it’s asking if you think you ARE beautiful.
This painting is a bit of a sidelong glance at fashion and appearance, intending to evoke a sense that we are more than what we wear…are still beautiful despite the garments. I’m sure it’s coincidental, but have you never noticed that clothes hangers are question marks?