Just us two in a speeding car; twisting and weaving through the bare trees. Their tangled branches majestically draping over the foggy highway. The mist softens the future, blurring the edge of reality. As we move, new shapes magically reveal themselves. Unknown twist and turns of the mountain road keep us on our toes. Not forward in fear but, in awe of nature's cleaver tricks. Both feeling so moved by the beauty of it.
Hot and Fresh was created for a food themed show at Parlor ATL. The women in the painting is wearing Gucci and standing in front of Atlanta's Krispy Kreme building. In each piece I create, a story starts to form and then solidifies as I continue to paint. Here is this work's story:
Sometimes, I think I shouldn't want doughnuts. Like, isn't the high vibrational being in me over this sort of thing? Haven't I grown out of sugary sweetness soothing my soul? However, as I stand here waiting on the guy who stole my heart to arrive I think about love. I love this day we get to spend with each other. I love that we get to act like kids again licking flakes of sugar off our lips. I love choosing our favorite confections at the counter. I feel blessed that such sweet things as these Krispy Kreme doughnuts exist. No, they are not every day things. They are special things. Today, I will enjoy this treat. Enjoy my company. Enjoy my life. Enjoy this perfect doughnut.
This mixed media piece was created with acrylic paint, spray paint, colored penciled paper and magazine cut-outs on canvas. Here's it's story:
Sometimes, I feel so separate. Like I'm floating in space; stomach in knots. Hurling towards some unknown destination; unsure when I'll arrive. Reality swirling, and tugging on my emotions until I can hardly breath. Too narrow to see the reasons of my reality.
With my breath I center and come back to who I truly am. I remember my spirit choose this path, and all who come across it. I'm thankful for my lessons and grateful for my triumphs. I'm a force of light, and I'm here to shine it. I'm a being of love, and I open my heart to it. I remember my grace, and I choose it with intention. I choose to grow. I choose to flourish. I choose love.