Recently, I’ve been taking time to carefully assess why I make art. In particular, why I’ve been attracted to drains, utility covers and cracks in the road. After some soul searching, I realized that these objects cover up what lies beneath the surface. They are a reflection of me, the me who has been covering up feelings of shame from painful events and choices made in my past. It seems I’ve been spending far too much time looking down at the ground, perhaps hanging my head in shame. I know I am not alone; there are many of us out there who are or have been in the same situation. These works of art reflect my state of being before I began my journey to self-forgiveness. It is now my mission to help people forgive their past by celebrating their present. New works will be presented soon that reflect this, along with my art making processes. Collectors will also have the opportunity to collaborate with me on a commissioned piece of art of forgiveness. Join me on the journey, subscribe to my art making updates and follow me on Instagram.