In short, my father's death expedited my bucket list. I realized in a very personal, very intense sort of way that none of us know how much time we have left, and life could slip away quite unexpectedly at any moment. As a result, I decided to do some serious soul searching, make a list, and channel all of my energy into accomplishing my life's unique purpose with newfound vigor, focus and intensity. Creating a series of sculptural paintings is one of those goals. Peeling back the layers. Seeing deeper into ourselves. Sculptural paintings made with plaster, newspaper and repurposed paint. Each painting is imbued with a mantra for mindfulness.
Costa Rica painting retreat bucket list: Take canvas for a swim.
My most challenging commission panting to date. How else are we to grow if we remain within the preconceived boundaries we have created for ourselves? We miss 100% of the shots we don’t take.
A sense of place. Bringing the outride in. An homage to the environment in which they were created. The paintings in this series were made using: iron-rich Utah dirt, salt from The Great Salt Lake, metallic powders, plaster, repurposed paint, and local newspapers. All works available at 15th Street Gallery
A big thank you to Always Evolve Magazine + Workshop SLC for featuring my work! I am so grateful for local artists & local businesses who band together to connect, support & uplift each other. I am honored to be affiliated with such a talented roster of kind, creative, visionary humans.
Integrating Materials from Outside In. Capturing the light. Calming the Chaos
Fearless Abstract Painting RETREAT in Costa Rica is OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
Thank you Imiloa Institute for the opportunity to gather, connect, learn & create in such an idyllic setting.
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This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.