Freedom. Energy. Play. Who wouldn’t want to see that on the daily?
I’ve spent the last several years doing inner work to excavate the truest, highest version of myself. In 2020, I embraced The Little Things to be grateful for. In 2021 it was time to confront the hard questions that come alongside breaking free from my past in order to rebuild from the ground up - questions of security, community, and self care.
The Freedom Collective is my meditation on this year, on the oasis I’ve built and the struggles that led me there. On the paradox of security and freedom, edges and softness, safety and risk. With more angularity, definition, and sharp contrast than ever before, the collection reflects the journey of this excavation to freedom.
In fact, in some strange way, so far it’s been a success. For me, 2020 was a reminder that it’s the little things that matter most:
While I missed my family and friends and the trips I had planned, the last 8+months gave me time to slow down and dig a little deeper into my spirit. I spent more time soul searching...
It was this slowing down that provided just the right push to unearth insights that helped me birth “The Little Things” project and finish a 20-piece collection of small paintings, the first time I’ve painted smalls in years!
- It’s that text from a friend saying they tested negative.
- It was hugging my 20-something year-old daughter who would’ve otherwise been out of arm's reach.
- It was realizing just how TRULY valuable those toilet paper squares are.
For weeks, I stared at your “Truth over Consequences” piece. Speaking truth to power always has consequences for the speaker. It is dangerous. But for sure, truth-telling rules. The somewhat horizontal line in this piece is everything. The color. How it powerfully cuts through it all. I’m so glad it's mine. One of my best investments.