TRANSFORMATION: SEEKING PEACE
In this body of work I painted multiple panels to express my transformation from fear to peace and tranquility. These transformations take place on many different levels: in Tree of Life - waiting for a diagnosis of a grave illness and working through my anxiety; in Tranquil Mind - moving from stress to calm, moment by moment; in No More Prisons, acknowledging my internal prison as well as structural prisons within our communities that can stunt healthy communication and a peaceful planet; in Eternal Faith - accepting the plight of my ancestors and welcoming peace between the countries involved in that struggle; and in A Woman's Flight- exposing stages of life, becoming more comfortable with my own mortality; To complete each multiple panel painting, I assessed how the individual panels looked next to each other. Then I made subtle adjustments, unifying the multiple panels into a cohesive body. I made a few black and white and colored studies. However, for the most part, I trusted my intuitive process and nurtured each panel as it slowly emerged.