I am happy to share ‘Through the Ages’ has found its home in Texas with a treasured collector.
This painting started out in Australia in 2007, making her way into the container we brought over with us by sea to the USA in 2010.
Once settled, I found a way to use my unresolved canvases as a means to help me integrate more fully into my experience of life abroad. My last Australian paintings became my first American ones.. Life, reflected in art, became about finding a happy medium between old and new.
More affordable paint in the US, allowed the luxury of working in thick layers and using a spatula instead of a brush I began sculpting on the canvas, scratching the surface, while staying true to my practice of revealing and concealing, I was learning a new visual language.
I left little windows in the new layers to reveal the old painting underneath, context for a visual unwinding of the painting while honoring my experiencing in daily life, where much was the same and yet so much was not.
The process helped me to become comfortable with the recognition that I am a culmination of all my experienced and should not mourn the past, it is here as the foundations for my present.
It is so fitting that this painting was purchased to honor a new start in a new home for the collector.
I hope she brings them much happiness in their new home.