This installation piece grew out of an interest in the
effects of words from others on self, words from our
closest friends and family to words from strangers met. Through life one word can change our mood for an entire day.
I begin each painting with color blocks waiting to
hold a figure. I study the faces that I see throughout the
day and chose a word from a stack of flash cards that
represent a planted seed or memory. I then paint the face
over the word on the flash card and monoprint the image
onto the canvas. The image is then placed on its own
block. The image becomes distorted during the process
just as our memory of the original encounter fades. The
block is then glazed in bees wax morphing the image
further as our own memories of the event change with time. Each one is a physical representation of an event in my life.