'Reach Grow' series: "Green"
8 x 8”
polymer, pastel, 23k. gold leaf, 24k. gold-plated bead, emerald adventurine beads, glass beads, 18k. gold-filled headpins
mounted on wooden canvas (wax resist and acrylic paint)
wire hanger in back
In this piece, I wanted to explore the parallel of growth in plants and in humans. This
figure is a mixture of botanical synthesis but also echos a mystic part of ourselves. Is the plant growing into a human? or is the human transforming into a plant?
ABOUT THE “REACH, GROW” SERIES
In this series, I wanted to explore the idea that we become mature by reaching and growing. Each of the figures in the series are not fully formed humans yet, but there is growth, and the figures are reaching out in order to pull more of themselves into existence.