The above image titled, “Who’s Holding the Strings” puts things back into perspective for me. Painted in 2009, this represented a chaotic time in my life where I felt betrayed, manipulated and out of control. Not that I’m in any more control, but I was able to take the symbolic scissors and cut the cord to allow some sense of freedom. Tornadoes keep coming into my work as well when I feel out of control or overwhelmed. I just posted a response on facebook and realized that I have too many irons in the fire again.
In addition to that, I’m trying to control the process of etching using non-toxic processes and find I am not getting the results I want. A couple more works with tornadoes. “Blow Me Out of the Chaos…please,” which is a collage of prints and an untitled monoprint.