acrylic, mixed media & wood
24 x 30 in.
Sometimes things don’t work, and that’s ok. The hopes, dreams and aspirations we may have had for a relationship or an experience does not always turn out the way we had imagined. The choice is always ours: Will we chose to be victims or victors?
I’ve spent many years covering up the blank canvas: Painting, scratching, digging, layering, stamping, dragging, dripping, tearing, turning. All of it was done in a attempt to create beauty, try to make sense of the world around me and establish a more authentic, honest relationship with myself.
The blank canvas used to terrify me. I spent many years paralyzed by fear, afraid to make my mark. To have it judged, ridiculed, and worst of all - to create potential evidence that I wasn’t good enough to be an artist.
Through practice and repetition (to date, I have painted over one thousand canvases), I can finally admit I am no longer afraid.
This piece is about confronting your fears, challenging the status quo, making your own rules, and celebrating the realization that when I paint the canvas, I am really just painting myself.
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.