This piece, BLOODLINES, (40"Wx30"H, mixed media) was one of the people's choice award winners in the Layers of Life show at the Franciscan Center. I just found out about the award today and I'm still a little amazed!
We also had to write a paragraph about it. Here's what I wrote:
Blood lines is built over layers of former paintings on a canvas I’ve owned for twenty years. Some areas are textured and impastoed with a variety of materials. It’s collaged with fabric, tissue, and photos of ancestors layered over a grid of horizontals and verticals with bits and pieces of debris from my studio life. The varied shapes and lines create a kind of map of territory that evolved over time. It is a continuum of history arranged in an intuitive composition.