This painting started on a snowy evening in April 2013. My only wish was to play with color and create one-dimensional growing things to boost my foul mood.
It became a prayer of sorts as I mixed and layered strokes of color, losing myself in the faith-filled movements on the paper.
This was intended to be a larger piece, but as it progressed it became clear the “center” was coming forth in a way that no longer fit the rest of the piece.
I wrestled with making it fit for awhile, but eventually my decision was to “carve” it out and let this 5″ x 7″ cut stand as its own work of art.
It’s a nice metaphor for growth — as many times we are called to leave a frame we came from to claim the new center that is emerging.