“Story” is a piece that is directly attributed to a conversation with a very dear friend who is in the process of healing and a period of deep self-discovery. Following her lead, I let myself “play” more both with color and composition. The “moody” under layer gives way to an overlay of bright pops of color, yet the two still feel connected. The graphite marks connect/communicate with these pops of color and then start off on a new path. This piece represents the role/need of difficult times in our past to move forward to both a better understanding of who we are, and the new path(s) we want to take.
C. S. McIntire, 2019