40 x 30 inches
Collage with Monorpint and Acrylic Elements on Wood Panel
This collage on wood is my first large still life. I've been evolving my visual language and using my own home as a point of inspiration for the last two and a half years as I have recovered from a toxic relationship that ended in 2018. For two years following my separation, I spent a lot of time reorganizing my home so that it became a refuge and safe place for me. The home that I currently live in is where I grew up. After my father died in 2016, it took me a few years to shift some of the energy in the house that remained from my childhood, and then an additional few years to remove the energy from an unhealthy relationship. All around I was dealing with resetting the vibe in my space, and plants became a way for me to reclaim my environment. This particular scene is in my living room, where I really enjoy laying down on my blue couch with my doggie. This piece celebrates my joy and shows how I combine relief printing with collage and hand drawn elements.