Blow POP candy wrapper, colored pencil, tea, gouache, marker, acrylic, ink, tissue paper
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Sometimes when I have a blank sheep of paper and I don’t know where to begin I squeeze out my used tea bag over it. Then I rotate the paper and inspect it until I see images in the stains. This gives me a starting point to build off of.
When I was two, before I had really learned to swim, I loved jupming off of the diving board. There was no hesitation, no fear, only excitement. Of course my mom was there to catch me, but I dove in with abandon! Curiosity, imagination, adventure, and play, are all the elements of my childhood that I savor and strive to hold on to as a mature adult. Stubbornness, timidity, worry, and impatience are the characteristics of my childhood that I would like to grow out of. This body of work is a collective expression of the transition from ignorance to knowledge, and from inexperience to understandingn that I went through at the end of my college career. I had to choose how to live the rest of my life and I decided not to sit at the edge of the pool and dip my toes, but to take a running start and dive straight in!