Work that started out as paintings and scraps that developed into their own pieces.
We are in a constant state of reconstructing, rebuilding, and rediscovering who are we, who we want to become, and what holds the most value in our lives. As we experience different events this leaves a pause for transformation and rediscovery. This series explores that very process.
Each piece starts with a laboriously layered painting and with each layer I add to the story until it's finally complete. These represent largely the stresses and joys of life, motherhood, and relationships. Much like the layering process, the new stories we take on are built upon our old stories, each one becoming deeper, more meaningful, and distinctly ours to share. Once completed these pieces are dissected and reconstructed with other paintings and materials transforming them into entirely new pieces representing landscapes and nature scenes.
These scenes represent new life. A rebuilding. Taking the chaos and emptiness, the messes and joys, and building something beautiful. Nature follows this process of rebuilding, taking something old and breathing new life into it. It is in constant transformation. The beauty emerges over time, pressure, and pain, and becomes stronger with more clarity. As in our own lives, clarity comes in much the same way. One layer at a time. One story built upon another. A constant exploration of finding ourselves with every new stage of life that we encounter.