Tranquil Possession of My Faculties
Acrylic and charcoal, 2018
This work began with a figurative drawing of a female with her hands overhead in green tones. As with most of my work, the beginnings rarely tell you what the end will look like. I became attracted to warmer brown and alizarin tones, which brought the figurative essence even more to the fore. The layered pieces give action and movement to the piece, and hint at a figure swaying, or twirling. The brown tones provide a comforting haven for her to dance in complete command of herself.