oil on canvas paper
ABOUT THE SERIES
In 2011 I created a series of paintings called Genesis and Dreamtime. I was inspired by the way that Australian aboriginals created abstract work portraying stories from their spiritual tradition, much of which revolved around creation + land. I decided to investigate the creation narrative I grew up with, and create abstract work with the narratives and themes I found. The land I grew up in became a part of this work as well; as a California native making this work in upstate New York, my longing for the ocean seeped into my art. Many of these pieces were composed around a circle which could reference the womb, cells/cellular division.