I'm excited to release a new body of work I have been experimenting with for years. I started adapting watercolor into my art after meeting Narae Kim in Los Angeles who's wide brushes and abstract forms of fashion silhouettes inspired me.
I began to take watercolor paints and small pads of paper with me when I would travel. Experimenting with how different colors performed when mixed together in the water, and with oil pastels. I like order in life so to get into watercolor was a stretch for me. It requires a partnership where I control all I can but then release the watercolors to interpret my intentions in the end.
During 3 years of experimenting small, one theme kept coming to the surface; Some paintings I had done called "Totems". I started feeling a pull to make these larger. Totems are an object serving as an emblem or revered symbol. In this body of work I set out to explore the interconnectedness of the different circles of influence in our lives and how we must not loose touch with the natural environments that keep us alive and thriving.
My goal is to eventually get picked up by a gallery but in the mean time I hope these pieces are affordable enough for those who are wanting to have an art collection and display something of meaning on their walls at home. I even give some color matching ideas for wall colors and room accents. To see more "Totems" click the photo above.