Europe '69


Mixed media

20 x 14 inches


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My work focuses on the multiple layers of the complexity I observe around me. This painting invites the observer to look closer beyond the dominant images to the layers of minutiae and impressions to reveal a deeper story. The remembrance of travel with friends encouraged me to create this painting. Multi media allows me the freedom to use multiple layers of collage materials that are relevant to the dominant image. I manipulate photographs, incorporate stencils and memorabilia, and then use acrylic glazes to highlight or subdue parts of the painting. The process always takes time of personal meditation to make sure I captured the authentic stories I wanted to tell through this painting.