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Painting + Drawing

This series of paintings and drawings from 2011-2014 responded to a universal human phenomenon -- a small child at ages 2, 3, and 4, throwing herself into the substrate -- paper, sidewalk, and drawing with raw energy and constant exploration. I was witnessing my own child growing up and changing and seeing their drawings develop quickly over a few years. It is impossible to hold on to the impermanence of an ever-changing person, but if I studied their young hand, could I have a deeper experience of who they were at that moment in life? I began tracing and retracing their drawings, incorporating them onto the substrate with the patterns and motifs of our ancestors. In these drawings, all of our hands are connected together.    

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