Between Memory and Wish
This painting started with an idea about regeneration and life cycles. It was my third painting in a series about love, loss, renewal and letting go. I found inspiration in poetry, music and observations of natural forms.
Through the process of painting, I responded to personal experiences and emotions. I thought about healing, rebuilding, inheritance and legacy; building a composition with circles, coils, DNA strands, and the colour red for seeds of new life.
Most of my recent paintings and prints are lyrical or poetic abstracts. I am attracted to life’s geometry, unfurling fronds, hidden order in disorder, and the stubborn persistence of nature.
This piece was created for an exhibit at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna from September 3rd to 19th, 2015, a juried show in support of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association.
The theme of “Expressions of Death: dying, grief and life after” opened conversations about topics we often avoid; to reduce fear about death, which is inevitable for all of us.
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