I began this series immediately when the ShelterInPlace orders went into effect in March. I process my life experiences through art-making and layer my thoughts and feelings into each piece. As isolation, uncertainty and fear took hold of life - and the wave of human suffering consumed many of us whole, I put it all into each of these pieces - week by week, layer by layer. The open spaces within and surrounding the city are full of people walking and exploring. No path seems to be without discovery at this point. I live very close to the Presidio and never have I seen as many people flooding the trails and open spaces, making hiking in nature terribly uncomfortable as the priority of avoiding people consumes the attention of embracing nature and peace.
The imagery of a globe has become infused in my works since this summer when I was invited to create a public mural. The concept of our connectivity - the overlap and reflection of ourselves onto each other pervades my thoughts and therefore, has become infused into this series. This piece, in particular came from a devastating loss to my own personal world and the sudden, and tragic death of a very dear friend. this piece reflects on the underlying web of vulnerabilities we all embody and how we balance them with our own coats of armor. My dear friend, struggled so deeply and with such intensity but in secret - a condition that is all too familiar to many of us.
Each piece is 24"x24"x2", ink and pigment on wood panel.
20% of the sale of this piece will directly to The Felton Institute on behalf of their support of Suicide Prevention. Their support helps both youth and adults and is a San Francisco based organization. To learn more about this organization: http://www.sfsuicide.org .
To learn more about the Felton Institute: https://felton.org/about-us/who-we-are/mission-statement/