This piece was the first thing I painted when I moved back to San Francisco from Los Angeles for the second time. My studio wasn’t set up, I was living out of a suitcase and moving from place to place every few weeks with very young kids—everything had changed and my life was utter chaos.
I was sleep deprived, a little sick and possibly a little delirious, but…the art just flowed out of me like lightning bolts, after not painting for a long time. It was the best feeling to let all that creative energy escape, to translate my thoughts and feelings into images!
Chasing Dreams & Shadows was painted at a time of great transition in my life, and consequently led to a huge aesthetic shift in both process and imagery, moving my work in a new direction.
Acrylic on Paper
10” x 12”