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21/1000, acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, N/A

It has been a long time since I have posted anything as I have been busy painting and traveling and now I find myself in a quandry. These are some of the pieces I created for my show in 2011, just over a year ago, and they are so different from what I am doing now. My first inclination was to just scrap them or just shove them under the bed metaphorically speaking, pretend that they are not there.

It is in the percieved imperfections that we all carry that really captivate, fascinate and liberate.

Funny how when we change and grow it is easy to undervalue all we have been. All we have experienced in the past, is exactly what has transformed us into what we are now. So after a while of sitting with my reluctance to publish these, as well as my fantasies about just painting over them and starting all over (which is still a possibility but would be kind of amusing as one is hanging in my parents’ dining room), I came to a realization. What is so interesting and inspiring about posting these 1000 pieces I have committed to paint, is in the witnessing of the evolution and transformation.

A friend of mine who is also taking Painting II at UNM this semester recently commented to me how different my pieces look now than they did not even a year ago. Yes, it is really in the embracing of all of ourselves that allows the beauty and wonder of our nature to shine. So, I am happy to share two paintings that will become part of the story of the adventure I have embarked upon, blemishes and all. After all, it is in the percieved imperfections that we all carry that really captivate, fascinate and liberate.

24/1000, acrylic on canvas, 24″x24″, $275.00

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