Stronghold is a twin painting that I made not knowing at the time that I’d give the other one to my biological mother. When I surprised her with it she commented about the pieces of a mother and daughter that were identical. Without knowing the name of the paintings she also commented on the strong bond and connection there always is between a mother and child. The viewer can see so much in this painting such as a whirlwind of strength that creates an umbrella of protection over the right side of the painting creating calm. It reminds me not only of a mother’s protection but of The Divine One’s protection and love over us.