White Light

Introducing my new mini-series of Dim Stars paintings called 'White Light'. They are all on 5" x 7" museum canvases and combine various mediums. Intent on this being Part 1 of a two-part series, I wanted these pieces to be small and personal and explore the personal and sad circumstance of having a close family member pass away.

Knowing that someone in your family is sick and going to pass on, one still cannot help feel the shock and suddenness of your loved one leaving, permanently. Are we ever truly prepared? Exploring the emotions associated with a death in the family has been a long bell-curved process. Constantly flowing up and down in states of sometimes acceptance and sometimes disbelief and feeling lost throughout.  Further trying to make sense of your own life without this person who may have had a constant presence within it is a confusing experience as well.

Normally working three or or four times larger, physically working small made me feel like I was trying to fit a huge amount of emotions and thoughts into a small space. Packing every ounce of me within the piece. The act of making this work felt more personal and as a consequence, spent more time doting over the little details and textures making sure every piece was presented the way I wanted.

This felt good. This felt freeing.

White Light | 5"x7" | Mixed Media

Ground | 5"x7" | Mixed Media

Inside | 5"x7" | Mixed Media

Disintegrate | 5"x7" | Mixed Media

Here are a couple of process photos.