Full of Love and Nostalgia
I remember large family gatherings in my great grandparents' home when I was a little girl. Their rooms were filled with some of the people I held most dear along with the lipstick plant that hung in the brown and gold carpeted kitchen, the old fashioned coffee grinder we would turn over and over again, and expertly placed rocks and gemstones highlighting a focal point wooden book shelf. Everything was home.
Inspired by Nature
To me, my great grandma Lois was the perfect combination of a hardworking farm girl and a lady with timeless elegance. Her iconic, large frame dusty rose glasses were rivaled only by her always meticulously painted fingernails in a shade of mauve. I always admired her rock collection she kept in different baskets and shelves around her home. When I was little, I loved rummaging through the seemingly unending geodes collected from every corner of the world. And it is her collection that now inspires mine in this series, "Geodes".
Sometimes more can be said through simple lines than complicated, detailed ones. In this collection entitled, "Enrichment", I wanted to capture common plants in a way that was clean and uncluttered. The lines speak to the increased clarity and direction I find through investing in and learning from others, especially those most important to me. These pieces with their unassuming execution will not overcrowd a space.
Encouraging at the Root
I find that in life it is so enriching spending time with people of all different walks of life. Cultivating relationships with others makes me realize that our different paths and environments breed passions that can greatly enrich each other. In each of the seven pieces in the series, there are two common plants, essentially weeds, intertwined in a movement that together, is more impactful than if each was standing alone. I hope through these works you can be encouraged to invest in others.