Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
This is a minimalist piece that first began as a sketch of the buds that appear on trees before winter. I am inspired by the colors in nature and the simplistic beauty of the first bursts of color before spring. It is meant to represent awakening and the concept that in a single day the slightest hint of color can appear. Before the beauty and pageantry of spring, the trees awken from their frosty slumber with dots of color that grow each day. Against a great sky and damp soil, these first signs of the approaching spring give such a rich color that is brief, as the buds will grow into the greenery that lingers until fall. Purple is a sign of the spiritual and I am always struck by the appearance of something simple and so temporary.
I have always had a different perspective of the world around me. My mind has always been saturated with color and emotion. I have lived with a persistent need to preserve and illuminate visual and visceral experiences. I grew up in the South, realizing at a young age I was a misfit. Most of my life has been a mixture of extremes, and I have had the fortune of being able to explore life without dogma and restrictions while living in a part of the country with an identity crisis of its own. I have been fortunate to have circled the globe and taught to find beauty everywhere. I first attended art school in Atlanta in my 20's. I have a great love of textiles, fabrics, architecture, literature among many things. I enjoy the freedom of expression through visual, written and spoken form. I am also a child of the theater with a restless spirit.