Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
This piece describes the simultaneous strength and fragility of all things living. When we are really honest with ourselves, there are many things over which we have no control. Like a feather or a plume of grass, a human life is a beautiful and transient thing. I liked the counterpoint between the bold strokes of background color and the delicate marks on the surface of this piece. It really seemed to describe the tension in which we all live. We are bold, vital and courageous one day, and frail and vulnerable the next. This reality helps us to treasure the beauty of what we have in this moment.
Although classically trained, my method of painting has become increasingly intuitive. My inspirations range from the detrius of a city street or forest floor to deep questions of meaning and purpose. At the heart of my work is a desire to convey hope -- an antidote to the barrage of negativity which invades our culture. I love acrylic paint and mixed media, and color . . . lots of color.