Seeking Solace 2011
The immediacy with which this piece unfolded during two brief sessions, surprised me. The use of multiple processes and media , reflects the lack of focus that I seem to be experiencing as of late. I don't feel settled enough to commit to a long term composition that might demand greater attention to detail or careful use of materials. I loved that I could switch from collage to painting, then drawing with ease. My mind switches from past to present to future, from pain to pleasure ,to sadness ,then hope throughout each painting session. The movement and fluidity of this work, successfully helped to quiet my mind.
What a gift it is to finally appreciate and use my love of painting, to calm my head and heart.