Carving Out My Own Path
Acrylic ink on paper, 14x11
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
I have found that in order to find happiness, I can’t follow anyone. I have to carve out my own path no matter how hard it is. I am satisfied and feel accomplished when I do things on my own. It is the only way to truly grow and discover what one is made of. This work keeps that reminder present because it’s not always easy. Sometimes it is tempting to just follow.
An important part of her process is finding the calm amidst the chaos.
The meticulously drawn clusters of symbols and binary code (ones and zeroes) weave through her work. They serve as a reminder of the human impact on all life on the planet.
While technology connects us all, it will consume us, filter our experiences, and keep us out of touch with nature if we don’t use it in a balanced way. If we aren’t careful, she worries virtual reality could be all we have left!
Balancing our use of technology with our behaviors will be key to preserving our planet and our experience on it.
The clutter of symbols also parallel mnemonics with amnesia; an idea inspired by a universal feeling of information overload, oftentimes resulting in memory lapse.