A New Series
WHILE YOU WEREN’T LOOKING
This series, I start with an underpainting of magenta gouache over a line drawing. Then I layer paint with varied colors, shapes, and textures to mimic an unattended garden or a field of wildflowers that grew while you weren’t looking. Next, the wild abandonment of flowers and herbs collected in a bouquet; is unified by a background of saturated color. Creating a collection of flora — that may appear simple at first glance — reveals underlying complexity and meaning, capturing the beauty and longing for childhood memories.