My work explores the relationship between letting go and the need for control. I first grant myself permission to play with materials and to not be attached to the outcome. I begin with the movement of paint across canvas, blending and smearing colors often with my fingers. Shapes and textures form and images are revealed to me. I begin the act of controlling the boundaries to make the image more visible, often cutting out shapes or painting controlled detailed lines using a paint brush as thin as toothbrush thistle. With each piece of work I see the struggle of the human spirit; to let go, be free, to play without boundaries verses the constraints of needing to control the details of life, interactions and the manners for which we accomplish things. Within each piece there is a duality of this act of letting go and the need for control.
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