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Piercing the Storm
Piercing the Storm
acrylic on canvas, velvet
87" x 58" x 21.5"

Piercing the Storm responds to extreme weather conditions resulting from climate change and reflects on the impossibility of halting a storm in flux. Beginning with paintings of elemental fields of activity that are then collaged and sewn into new configurations, it focuses on erosion, rain, light, and soil, while also referring to the architectural feature of an archway brought together through piecing. Coincidently, I began this work just before a major hurricane hit my family’s house, flooding it and upending their lives in the process. Thankfully, they survived, although changed. This mysterious set of events serves as a reminder of the need to care for our frayed relationship with the earth.