11x14 fine art reproduction on heavy paper. Signed.
This series of work is about trying to find balance - and being unable to hold it, yet choosing to live in joy anyway.
All of the dancers in my work symbolize the struggle to create beauty. They show that it takes hard work to create beauty and joy – because dancers work and deal with pain each and every day – but she can become someone who brings joy to herself and to those who see her dance.
The figures in the pieces may feel sad, but they also dance. They may have limitations in their surroundings, still they push through. The plants and flowers are symbolic of growth and persistence. The change that plants experience – from seed to bud to beautiful bloom – is an example of how change can make us beautiful – if we allow it. To me, the most important things in life are the people around us and the decisions we make in response to what life throws at us.
You may see in my paintings the hardness of life – the grief, sadness, anger, and hurt – while also offering the idea that there is hope for healing and growth through the struggle. It is intended to inspire you to live at peace with the complexity of a world full of storms and sunshine - while we mourn the deep loss we each experience, we still seek reasons for hope and joy.
As always, I incorporate five lines into each of my works as a subtle way to celebrate my five children.
More than any other possession, art is the one thing that brings joy to a home or workplace. Each time I look at art, I feel joy, connection, hope, and sometimes catharsis. I very much hope that my artwork does the same for you.
The Bright Years
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