Faith is a piece I had difficulty putting into words.
Initially, this painting started with an aspiration to capture the moment of peace, state of a clear mind. Nonetheless, illustrating such a state of being provoked me to think deeper into the feeling and my own experiences with it, that is when the nail going through her hands came into the painting.
The nail in her hands is holding her in place, she is captured in the present and knows she is not taking her sufferings anywhere. This moment is very comforting but also is an hindrance holding her down.
Take the point of interpretation from depression; you feel sad yet there is a peculiar safeness to it. You know what to expect when you feel bad, which suddenly, makes feeling better something scary. If you stay, the status quo remains, there is no uncertainty and that is peaceful. Even if its is state of hurting, you absurdly start believing it is better to keep hurting because you do not know how it is to not hurt, and the feeling of unknown is scarier than the known hurt.
Capturing this, is exactly what my intention was with adding the nail in hands later onto the painting. At the first glimpse, it is her in peace, but she is actually holding herself down and now going anywhere.
When you look into this piece, stop and think to yourself. What is your nail in hands; what is holding you in position?