WAYS is a series of 9 new original oil pastel works created in Fall 2021. Similar to collage and watercolours, as a medium, working with oil pastels really transports me back to childhood art classes when intuitive expression and simply getting something down on paper was the main intent.
Not much has changed in all that time. The unending compulsion to create is still strong, and the inevitable uncertainties that lie between where I am and where I am going propels me forward into the future, wherever that may be. The tension that comes from leaning into the unknown has been marked by many roads, many paths, many ways. I’ve become friends with the horizon, I’m learning to trust the horizon and all the ways that have led me to where I am now.