Dying is the easy part

by Catherine Kiff-Vozza
Sparta, NJ United States
Painting: Watercolor
Link to Purchase: catherinekiffvozza.com

Vision Statement

"Dying is the easy part" is about the powerful and often painful time of transformation in a woman's life and was inspired by an actual nightmare. In my portraits I strive to create stone-like women who are suspended in time with their suffering but like all of my work I attempt to demonstrate that out of that suffering there is also an inevitable vibrant moment of transformation and beauty. The beauty is both a symbol of hope but also a depiction of how women often feel obligated make those uncomfortable moments more palatable for the outside world. I find these moments fascinating as part of a women’s identity, her unrelenting growth, strength and above all else, resilience.