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Lord, I Worry that Love is Violence

Lord, I Worry that Love is Violence

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Title inspired by José Olivarez,
"i killed a plant once because i gave
it too much water. lord, i worry
that love is violence"

So much has changed. I remember looking down at a child's hands. I remember holding a pencil with them. I remember nosebleeds in grade school. I remember the texture of my grandmother's basement floor. Rice and tea eggs. The faces of schoolteachers. I remember wondering what was wrong with me.

These days, my new body wraps around me, layers like a tree of radical love and loss. These days I look in to my eyes love the person I see despite not recognizing her entirely. These days I cradle my heart like flower petals and stigma, delicately- swayingly. These days I am tender, and anxious, and alive.

So much has changed. Loss will do that. There is a softness that this world has reduced you to. Each tearful day is a mark of your bravery, a day where you kept your heart open. You are an act of rebellion in a world that asks us to hide, mute, and fall in to order. You are an act of real, beautiful, rapturous nature- for nature knows not a straight line.


  • Only 50 issued
  • Bottom segment contains stylized art title and artist statement

Paper Quality

- Ultra premium Breathing Color Photo paper print
- 300gsm luxury glossy finish
- Delivered in rolled tube to prevent damage

Environmental Impact

All my prints are Forest Management Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council.

My work is printed on paper that has come from a forest which has been evaluated and certified as being managed according to the correct social, economic and environmental standards.

About the Artist

Dionne Ong is a mixed-race Asian Canadian artist whose work provokes and challenges her viewers' connection with nature, infinity, and self-love.

She has an 'every day' practice, most notably publishing 261 unique illustrations in 2021.

"It's so easy to see the magic in Mother Nature and animals, and deem them worthy of love. And yet, we struggle to allow ourselves to be worthy of love- despite being part of nature. The purpose of my work has always been to connect you to your magic."

Shipping and Fulfillment

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