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"Collisions" -thoughts behind the painting series

Many times as I finish a painting after months of layering and doting upon it, I feel like it is just the beginning of exploring a visual concept. In the past I may have revisited a similar idea, but it was more subconscious or more by happenstance. I had yet to try to do many paintings under one main concept. This is why I decided to paint a whole series where I could iterate many visual ideas on one concept. 

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"Let Me Try" - thoughts behind the song/painting

As I reflect on this process of pairing a song with an artwork I am really quite energized by the complexity. Music is abstract just like my paintings, and when you are able to see and hear the same concept, it is really thrilling. The music is a language just like color and form are a language. The words are the thing that binds them together and solidifies the concept to be communicated. 

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"The Pride of My Gravity" -thoughts behind the painting

I started this painting on a day I felt particularly rejected as a mother. For as high as my pride and love goes up, it can also come down and make me feel defeated, and really at odds with my little people.  The steadfastness of motherly love never changes, but the everyday dance of expectation, joy, pride, connection, and basic “am I doing this right?” sensation is there.

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