'Reach Grow' series: "Orange"
8 x 8”
polymer, pastel, carnelian beads, garnet beads, jasper bead, brass headpins
mounted on wooden canvas (wax resist and acrylic paint)
wire hanger in back
In this piece, I was inspired by Australian Aboriginal and African colors and patterns. Althoughthe figure is not meant to represent any particular type of human, but rather speaks to the common need in humans for animal companionship as we grow and evolve as a species and as individuals.
ABOUT THE “REACH, GROW” SERIES
In this series, I wanted to explore the idea that we become mature by reaching and growing. Each of the figures in the series are not fully formed humans yet, but there is growth, and the figures are reaching out in order to pull more of themselves into existence.
to see the full series, go to the 'Gallery' section