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Vine (2015)

15 Oct

Vine.edd.10.14.2015

What I love about working abstractly is that where you start is not necessarily where you end up and yet the piece that emerges can be distilled down, on some level, to something that speaks to or connects with whoever the viewer is.  What it connects to is that subterranean place in each of us that longs for expression; that is desperate to be known and to be understood.

(Acrylic on paper, Oct. 2015)

Vine

14 Oct

vine.edd.10.13.2013

 

I sketched this about two years ago and was thinking about this sketch recently.  I decided to re-sketch it and paint it.  It makes me consider the things in my life that might actually be harming me that I choose to hold onto.  Those things are like a vine wrapping tighter and tighter around one’s heart and soul squeezing the life and joy right out.  My encouragement today is, “Let them go.  Just open your hand and let them go.”

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