Hōyō and The Space Between UsOne Artist-Two ExhibitsI always knew I would be an artist. I nurtured that ideathrough high school and college. Here I am today, livingthe dream and loving every minute in the studio.It is the process not the product that inspires me. I thinkof my work as dance between instinct and spontaneity.By letting go of desired outcomes, I open myself to aworld where anything is possible. The “The Space Between Us,” was subconsciouslyinfluenced by our social distancing. A series about thesubtitles in the spaces around us. The negative spacesoften overlooked. Flowers and weeds appear frequentlythat are lost amongst their surroundings. Other paintingsin this series are thought of as conversations betweenquiet and loud.“Hōyō,” is Japanese, to hug or embrace, was paintedduring a time when hugging was frowned upon. I createda 9 panel piece, hung tightly together, hugging. In thisseries I wanted to draw the viewer in close to find littlesurprises. Taking them on their own journey through thepaintings. I experimented with different color palettes,brushes and techniques.