Portfolio > 2020, Origami

The process of painting the origami is revealing. Though at a distance a piece of origami might appear bold, with its beautiful geometry and strong lines, in reality each fold and wrinkle, the micro-tears in the paper, and the inherent imperfection of manual folds tell stories about our vulnerability and ultimate impermanence. Knowing this about ourselves weights us to the ground. Painting these birds, suspended in the sky in a moment of flight, transforms them and allows for an experience of freedom. Even if only on the canvas, each bird transcends its limitations and becomes a metaphor for what might be possible for us.

Intermission, Pacific Coast
Oil on Canvas
32" x 48"
2020
Sail Away
Oil on Canvas
34" x 40"
2020
Skydiver
Oil on Canvas
34" x 40"
2021
Inevitable
Oil on Canvas
34" x 40"
2021
Blue Intermission
Oil on Canvas
26" x 24"
2021
Blue Crane
Oil on Linen
46" x 46"
2020
Pink Hummingbird
Oil on Linen
40" x 36"
2020
Pink Dive
Oil on Linen
16" x 18"
2021
Green Coast
Oil on Linen
11" x 13"
2020
Swan, Pattern
Oil on Canvas
46" x 46"
2020