A favorite part of the “Let Them Illuminate the Lands” reception was how people engaged with the work.⠀
I created little booklets to accompany the viewer as they walk around the room. They are filled with poems along with the location of the aerial view and plant specifics for each piece. They point to the very personal side of this work – dealing with the loss of my sister, the grief and the healing I encountered while flying back and forth to see my family. ⠀
They are listed from the first to the last painting in the series to see my process/progress. ⠀
I even got to read these poems allowed in the space! Intimidating, very vulnerable, but of course, healing.