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Treasure Map  - Embracing Change

The year 2020 changed my way of painting. In my ‘before’ paintings I expressed tranquility by using earthy tones, and organic flow of the paint. In my new series of works, I dared to use bold shapes in different colors while keeping the harmony and balance. Colors gave me an upward energy; my studio was my sanctuary and allowed me to balance my life with reality. My way of painting changed from integration to isolation, tranquility to chaos, earthy to bold colors. I allowed myself to leave sharp edges between the shapes. The edges, I realized, were a physical reflection of my emotions during the beginning days of the shelter in place. In the paintings, tension and happiness coexist. My happiness was being grateful that my family could continue to work and study from home, and we were all together and safe.

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