Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 x 0 inches
© Matthew Felix Sun
Growing up in China with the doctrine that "religion is poison" [Mao], my view on religion was not a cozy one but it has changed slowly. Though I am still somewhat leery of organized religion, I do appreciate the power of solace religions can provide.
This year I have a rather difficult beginning and seeking such comfort perhaps was what compelled me to work on this painting, dominated by a compassionate weeping face. The sadness and compassionate eyes comforted me during the time of difficulty and suffering.