2020. Oil, 18 x 24 inches, (Sold) It’s time to go inward. Walk into the forest in front of you, trusting that you come out of it. This is how we find what we have been looking for. You may get lost in the process, and that is okay. The process is as important as the result. It is about trusting our resilience to come out on the other side.
2019, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, $1200. A lot of questions in life have no answers. I could not accept this reality for a very long time. In attempt to make sense of what happened in my life, I kept painting. The biggest mystery in my life was the loss of my father when I was a teenager. Why did it have to be him? Why did he have to die at that timing, so young? Why did the universe choose him to get sick? Why did my family and I have to experience this suffering? Why did I have to say good-bye to someone whom I loved so dearly? Questions after questions. As I look back at my paintings in the past several years, each one of them has shown me ways to sit with these questions differently. The paintings did not provide answers to my questions. They just gently showed me how I could sit with what life brings. This is the reason why I keep painting. Art is a way of knowing.
Symbol of kindness
2018, Oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches., Not for sale. This is a painting I made for my office. One of the most important factors in a therapeutic relationship is kindness. Kindness is cultivated through understanding oursevles and others.
Stardust from the past
2017, Oil on canvas 36 x 16 inches (12 x 16 canvases as a tripytch), $750 When you reflect back on the past, are anything shining like stars? Do you see the stardust from the past, sprinkling all over you and making the present shine?