Rejuvenation Collection. Original. Ink + acrylic + latex on paper. 9x12.
“re·ju·ve·nate” | verb: to make (someone or something) look or feel younger, fresher, or more lively. synomyms: revive, revitalize, regenerate, breathe new life into, revivify, re-energize, reanimate, resuscitate, refresh, reawaken.
Reaching back, uncovering, healing and walking forward into newness can often feel like stripping years away. This collection is all about that. Inspired by the newness of spring after such a long winter, and all of the fresh blooms and crisp green leaves, you’ll notice heavy, weighty tones, brush strokes and marks giving way to airy, light color and gentility. I imagine those little buds that make their grand entrance this time of year do so under intense struggle, but reaching reaching reaching, and they’re finally out - bursting with life, color and vibrancy. It took a winter to get there - and isn’t it true that some plants and trees produce even more abundantly when the winter is longer and colder? Such is life, isn’t it? Struggle giving birth to more vibrant life than before. As usual, you’ll notice the metallic, architectural gold “thread” in several of the pieces, gathering all things together and bringing structure and context to all that would otherwise drift apart. Tiny gold accents also find their way into this collection, providing a guide for the eye as well as subtly shifting and changing as the light sees fit.