Artist Statement

This set of paintings is a visual representation of letting go and a part of a larger series. In them, I relinquish my power and control to the elements and allow this abandonment to display the beautiful rhythm of nature. Rain, snow, and wind provide unique marks no human could ever produce. In a way, this practice mirrors my spiritual idea of giving things to God, letting things reside in space and time, things that I couldn’t solve alone, things that only time and space can solve. This result of letting natural processes effect my work allows for something better than I could have ever made alone. This abandonment thus evolves into a collaboration, a relationship with nature. In that relationship, what some may see as decay and destruction, like leaving a painting out in the rain, becomes a symbol of time passing, a physical manifestation of what the act of letting go looks like.

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