"EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO REMAIN AN ARTIST ONCE WE GROW UP."
I cannot remember a time in my life when I wasn’t involved in some form of Art. I have a very deep need to create and an almost obsessive search for beauty, authenticity and truth.
I have been working with Acrylic paint on canvas to explore and reflect on my relationship to food and my struggle with Binge Eating Disorder.
It is the first truly authentic series I have ever done. It is hard, and scary, and embarrassing. It’s exposing, and raw, and gross, and FREEING.
I have learned so much about myself, about the web of emotions and struggles I have surrounding food and my weight. I have learned how brave I can be and how to be ok with the vulnerability. I have learned how to remove the element of shame, (well at least to work on it) and the responses have been shocking, more love and support than I could have ever imagined. I hope to show this series in New York City when it is ready.
During a much needed escape to the country after two and a half months of self-isolation I found myself enamored with the beautiful woods of Kingston NY.
I spent my time there photographing everything I could as If I never saw a tree before in my life. It was just too beautiful to ignore.
When I returned to the city I wanted to immerse myself in the beauty I remembered and try to recreate the feeling I had.
I started working on paintings based off of my photographs. Using varying sizes of canvas I decided to push myself to try something new with this series. In order to create texture and bring another dimension to my paintings I have been layering acrylic paint and paper collage. It has been such a fun process, I can't wait to start the next piece.
These Painting are an abstract representation of my time at the beach in Cape Cod. They are made using Acrylic on canvas with mixed in sand and grainy medium for texture.
This series is painted on the smallest canvases I have ever worked with rather than the giant pieces I normally create.