Some unexpected magic... Throughout the choosing and piecing together of this work, I was drawn to the colors. The over-printed stencils turned out to be a strong transformation, creating something different from what I had expected. Grouping the blue-hued squared together immediately suggested rain so I created the abstract rain shapes to fill those squares. The stenciling of the rocks then became a way of creating a completely new environment. The underneath patterns and colors of the squares are there, but functioning now as part of an overall pattern. The rock shapes and shadows have become a way both to reveal and to disguise. I thought of words from mythology and from Scripture, giving voice to the power of rain and the longing for rain. “Then the Rains watered the Earth” … a proclamation or the conclusion of a prophecy… an infusion of some magic to these strong shapes and colors.
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