Friday, June 16, 2006

Topic #6--"Secret" Entry

Here is my entry for this week's topic. It is entitled "The Secret" and is a mixed media painting on 9x12 stretched canvas. I've been experimenting with larger works and painting these days, as opposed to the miniature, whimsical collages that I usually do. I am enjoying myself immensely.

This piece is actually based on someone close to me and a secret that she has kept since childhood. I am one of the few people in her life who know about it--for a while I was the only one. Over time I could see how she became a slave to the secret--how it kept growing and sprouting tendrils that were out of control--making it hard for the essence of my friend to shine through. To go on each day was utterly exhausting for her.