In, “Speak” the woman is the ‘every person’ and represents us all. With her is a Chow dog which represents faith and stands before her.
In her hair are the ‘heavenly realms’ and behind her head is a landscape of earth. Her hair represents our aim to have the mind of Christ and stay focused on spiritual things rather than worldly concerns. The ‘world’ behind her represents our being in the world, but not of the world. Her lips are transparent and you can see part of the world through her mouth. It is significant that her mouth is closed. It is easy to speak the fear and the negativity that surrounds us. But, we are encouraged to “be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” James 1:19-20
This painting is in a private collection