Release, 40x58, oil on linen. 2017
Release, 40x58, oil on linen. 2017
Keep, 34x50, oil on linen. 2017
Keep, 34x50, oil on linen. 2017
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Release, 40x58, oil on linen. 2017
Release, 40x58, oil on linen. 2017When my oldest was 4 she nicknamed a white butterfly Rosie. Two years later she still exclaims, “Rosie!” upon seeing a white butterfly. She knows it’s a different butterfly, but in her wisdom she wants to hold on to each magical moment, to push pause, to slow it down, savor it. I suppose painting these moments is cathartic for me in some way, perhaps preserving this magic in paint.  This painting symbolizes the inevitable, the change, the flying away that will one day happen, for her and I.
Keep, 34x50, oil on linen. 2017
Keep, 34x50, oil on linen. 2017My God. I had know idea the boundless love I would experience upon becoming a mother. Along with that love comes the desire to protect them, heightened perhaps by the world we live in today. This paintings is in direct contrast to Release. While Release is full of light and has a sense of joy, Keep is dark and moody, with the exposed vulnerability of a  naked, female child.  Her arms embracing herself are really my arms wanting to protect her, to keep her safe, but in doing so there exists a disenabling or a suffocation of her growth and light.  
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