A little while back I wrote about my latest work being focused on ghosts and exploring what a ghost might represent. I’ve just completed my latest painting called Heart Strings II:

heart strings ghosts

 

This one was a bit more personal and pushed me as an artist in some new ways- conceptually and technically. As I thought about the past and childhood, I thought about when I was young and how I imagined who I was at that moment and how this perception of who I saw myself as has changed over time- probably dozens and dozens of times. Here is a close up of part of the painting:

girl

 

I don’t think we entirely let go of these perceived selves and I thought about how much a part of me these versions of me have been and still are- good and bad. I’m really enjoying this direction and kind of just going with it. Trilobites have slowly made their way into my work as well – I’m fascinated by these creatures and their shapes. In it’s own way it too is a ghost from the past…