These books are part sketch book, part journal, and part scrap paper. I jot down ideas, scribbles, to-do lists, meeting notes and sometimes phone numbers in them. They function as my un-magical pensive, a place to store my thoughts for later to make room in my head for new creative ideas that are flowing now. Sometimes, they wind up being interesting all on their own.
This body of work was an experiment to move away from the über controlled nature of my Floral Portrait series. By using paints and mediums that I had less control over, I was able to free up the rigidness of the work and allow the painting to take part in it’s own creation.
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