She Wore Lemon

I’m a U2 fan. Mostly pre-2000 albums, and I'm not saying that to try and sound cool and knowledgeable even though The Joshua Tree came out a couple of years before I was born. Rather, I grew up on U2 since my parents are also fans.

She Wore Lemon

She Wore Lemon

The title for this painting is from a song called Lemon off the 1993 album Zooropa. While I read that it’s about trying to capture time with technology (thanks Wikipedia), I like to interpret it as a kind of love song to the desire a man can have for a woman. There's a certain desperation, but also almost a worshiping in the poetry of the lyrics that works so well with the music, it gives me chills. I didn't want to run into copyright issues, so you can read the lyrics yourself here

In my Flawless series I strive to reshape gender norms by refusing to apologize for femininity, recognizing that pretty isn't weak.