Thursday, February 05, 2009
A New Life (Growing Up Show)
I spend my childhood nestled safely in a beautiful log home in the Canadian wilderness on a farm where my family raised cattle. This painting features myself, moving to "the city" to learn illustration. Although I was surrounded by more people and buildings than ever before in my life, I felt alone and like I didn't belong to this new culture. The unnatural buildings were beautiful, cold and flat but also produced this grand allure of a new life and fresh start. While I was excited for the change, there was a fear in me of this new place so great that I could hardly figure out how to take the correct bus home from college my first day.
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