The years 2020, 2021 and 2022 were an extraordinary time of chaos in our country, our lives and our world. We had to endure a pandemic and a toxic political environment that has divided our country. I have tried to visually record what I felt throughout this time. Many days during those years were chaotic, but sometimes I was able to tap into some much-needed calmness, thus the name Chaos & Calm.
In this body of work, layers of color reflect my changing mood in this series of paintings, with kinetic, spontaneous mark-making recording what was happening on any given day. Each painting is titled and dated for the day the marks were added to the background color of the painting.