I took a little trip back to the Menagerie series with this painting, The Woman’s Magic Hat. More recently, my work has begun with a central figure surrounded by forms and imagery discovered in the brushstrokes. This series begins with my intention of transformative identity, but I have no planned composition. The entire painting is discovered in the brush movement. This process represents the unknown in our lives which effects who we are and become.
Looking for Hidden Windows went through a major transformation as you can see in the painting images in progress below. My girl became a rabbit, but they are one and the same. Both are timid and vulnerable, yet full of new life. You can see a small section of her on the right side of the first image in progress.
As a child, I was fascinated with the smallest windows in the turrets of Victorian homes. They seemed like a wonderful place of magic where I could hide and create my own world.