GROWING PAINS, 2015

    Detail of One Could Do Worse (from Growing Pains), 2015

Using a variety of imagery and writings I collected throughout the years, I created a series of inkjet transfers that recall specific scenarios and hardships. 

Inspired by Robert Frost's poem Birches, physical and psychological pain is sometimes a necessary ingredient for growth: 

 "[Birches] are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves: You may see their trunks arching in the woods, Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground, Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair, Before them over their heads to dry in the sun."

Birch wood, ink, pigment, white gesso, graphite

10 panels; 7" x 5" x 1.25" each