Do you enjoy being outdoors, walking or simply relaxing and taking in wild, wooded areas? Does their beauty bring you a feeling of peace or inspire you? The forest is a place where I’ve always felt at home. Since I was a child, my favorite thing to do was to wander through the woods, spending hours climbing trees or playing in the creek. It seemed like a magical place, and still does even now. At a young age, my grandmother showed me how to plant seeds. Ever since, I have been a gardener and lover of all things green and growing. The overlapping leaf and plant forms in this mixed media nature inspired painting capture my experience, and my deep belief in the sacred nature of our earth. Much of my work has to do with the underlying unity of duality. The darker, deeper space in the center emphasizes the idea of the “passage”, as it appears to show the way between the darker and lighter halves of the composition. The layers of inks with their rich, pure colors represent the secret places deep in the woods, where ordinary magic happens every day.
Passage Between II is part of the Suchness series, in which I attempt to go beyond the use of words. While making this nature inspired painting, I was guided by my own impressions of the primal forces of nature, and the unseen energies that are an interconnected part of everything in the universe.. Layers of transparent lightfast lithography inks are built up on sheets of Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, then other media, such as acrylic ink, watercolor pencils, and paint and even collage elements may be added. This nature inspired painting will bring a sense of peace to any room in your home or office.
Currently, this piece is framed; if you would like to purchase it without the frame, please contact me. To look at the frames I use, you can refer to Heron and Crow. All of my monoprints are printed on Rives BFK 100% cotton printmaking paper, using lightfast lithography inks.