The only constant in life is change. We know this to be true. 2016 brought me more of that. I spent the whole time creating 2 bodies of work that I really thought was the beginning of a new trend. Something different. However, different directions are not always good and in the end, I felt I wasn't being true to me, my style, my art. So, off my site it went and into the backburner file for future reference. So I took some time to go back at my old work and really think about what it is I am saying. I re-read my artist statement and knew I needed to reflect that statement again in my work.
So, I present you with a series in process entitled "Reves et Souvenirs". I began this series as I started writing about memories and talking again about my past. I wanted to continue on in the fairytale style of Rabbitholes and Revelations but with more symbolism and in the style of The Divine Journey. The imagery is different than the ones of the past but yet the same. And a first for me - I had the great fortune to be able to utilize imagery of sculptures in 2 of my pieces by the amazingly talented Scott Radke. Scott's figures and creatures are reminiscent of Tim Burton, however, there is a sweetness, a sensitivity and if you look at their faces, you know there is so much to look at. They, too, have layered souls. Again, I am very very happy that he allowed me to use photos of them as I feel a connection.
Off topic, I have unearthed some negatives and came across a few from Not Wonderland that I never dealt with. Now I see them in a new light and have added a few to the page. Please look out for "A Train", "Kandinsky and Family", "Shop Window" and "Steps" It's really interesting to look back at old work with fresh, older eyes.
Lastly, I was in New York at the beginning of the year. My mother passed away and I flew there to help with her affairs. While I was there, I took the opportunity to bring back the rest of my artwork that I left with friends until I was able to ship it. It is here now and I will be updating my Inventory Sale. Stay tuned for that.
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