oil on canvas, 60″ x 48″ || nfs || purchase prints
The Clearing represents an open space that my partner and I discovered in which we were free to set the clutter and baggage from our pasts aside in order to look ahead. In doing so, we have begun to learn how to mold those experiences, both positive and negative, into the blueprint for a life that we want to create for ourselves together. This painting also responds to themes that were presented in my painting Forbidden Forest, which addressed my first awkward attempts at making a romantic connection with someone else. This painting alludes to some of the visual elements from that piece in a more organic and palatable form, as my own experience with those feelings has been so deeply enriched by our relationship.
from the Personal Narrative series