Removed..Part 2  Behind the face, behind the mask, time behind by helene ruiz

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2 dys straight with only 3 hrs of sleep in between….but i did complet 3 paintings….dont know why but the wee hrs of night or morning is always my time to create

(2nd painting of the 2 part series)The Removal, she has come to terms with conditions as they are, accepting her “aloneness” and her pain and new unexpected life changes. She removes her heart to hold up high without restriction nor concern of it being “seen” again, and with a pride of surviving and a plan to continue to survive. After all, how much more can they do to her heart now anyway?


hurt, illness, isolated, pain, sad, surviving

Helene Ruiz was born January 15, 1958 in New York City. She has exhibited and curated numerous shows and is the founder of The Urban Individualists, an international artists collective.

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  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    (amazed and dumbfounded again….)

  • now i will lay down and get some sleep…3 paintings, 2 dys, 3hrs of sleep..whew…my old ass cant do this kinda
    thnx erich

    – helene ruiz

  • umbra
    umbraover 4 years ago

    rubbish… doubt you are tired in many ways but the work is phenomenal…..
    now GO TO BED…LOL……

  • lol….the miond is tickin…hmmmmm…will there be a 3 and 4??
    its the damned music (smiles)

    – helene ruiz

  • devotee1
    devotee1over 4 years ago

    Extradinary work. Fabulous! art!

  • awwww..thank u so much

    – helene ruiz

  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnover 4 years ago

    you amaze me
    again [you know by now]not my style but you are so gifted
    i do admire your work

  • thnx

    – helene ruiz

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago

    You are such an amazing artist…always so much feeling…so many words
    within your art!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • ..thnx so much sally

    – helene ruiz

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Helene this is fantastic. Wow, I love it. 3 amazing pieces. I would say all worth the energy you spent on them. Definitely.

    Have a good rest.

  • lol….i am ready for bed lol

    – helene ruiz

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANover 4 years ago

    Is there a story behind all of these images they are full of pain and it would be wonderful to read the meaning behind each painting.

  • of course there is a story…a story behind every painting i do….but, sometimes i just would rather paint than talk…

    – helene ruiz

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    Helen your paintings with the lack of sleep or a creative binging, I like .well done full of simbolism andthe artist soul !!:LIZ

  • xox thank u liz

    – helene ruiz

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannover 4 years ago

    Excellent piece this one too…Love it! Very, very powerful!

  • thnx betty!

    – helene ruiz

  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    HELENE….. oxoxoxoxo inspiration comes all at once sometimes.. wonderous work!

  • thnx lina!

    – helene ruiz

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