Most of my paintings are some snapshot of an emotion, where I am in my own journey, or something that inspires me. This painting kept coming as a process. I am learning more and more to embrace the process and be less controlling. I dreamed this painting first. It was in color. I laid the background and then created a grid to draw my figure in. Once I drew it, I realized I didn’t like where it was located and redrew it in a different location. As I painted the figure, I realized that I still liked the grid and the initial drawing. This painting began to become more about the process. But even more so, about the process of Becoming.
Growth can sometimes be painful, but shouldn’t be avoided. Sometimes we need to just take some time out for ourselves and become who we are.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” – Anonymous