Fragents III 22"x22" gouache on watercolor paper
It has been a year, that I have been working on the new Still Life Series. It seems time I look at something else. I decided to look again at the Fragments II series. And asked myself why did I stop doing that series, and then I remembered a dealer asked me to do "still life", and this began the journey to find a different image for still life, a contemporary way to look at still life. I looked again at what I was doing. Creating collage, and using that as the source for painting, pushing the idea of what a collage is and how we might use it. I decided I wasn't really through with this idea, and this new series will be called Fragments III. I want to call attention to the idea that our lives are made of fragments, parts and pieces, this includes thought and memory. We don't remember things as a whole, but as parts, and sometimes these parts get mixed up with other parts and this makes up our lives. As a woman it seems traditional that we attempt to make a "whole" out of many parts, we see this in quilts.
So now I begin a new journey, Fragments III. I have no idea where it will take me. I know I will visit many places I have never been. Will meet new challanges. I am excited about the new ideas that will appear as I work on this new series.