IF I PAINT US
Although humans are temporary beings, we crave permanence and seek stability in our everyday lives. Cultural norms cause us to focus energy chasing concepts that are continually fleeting, such as love and time. We are constantly racing time in order to hit traditional stages throughout life.
After three decades, I notice that casual conversations quickly shift to questions focusing on my missed stages. I often feel challenged by the fact that my goals in life do not line up with society's predetermined path for women; my success and happiness are often pre-judged by these societal factors.
I regularly question the concept of eternity and whether the ideas we attach to the notion of permanence truly produce something that can successfully withstand the test of time. Can we make something transient last forever?
If I paint us is examining permanence while also embracing the fleeting. While precious metals are considered long lasting, the figures, encased and enduring, appear tarnished at first glance. As light and perspectives shift, the image shimmers for only a moment—as ephemeral as passing time.