LEAVING THE COCOON, 2018

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Symbolizing the growth and transformation (metamorphosis) that I have been actively working through in recent years as I expand beyond being a working interior designer and jewelry-maker and grow into my encompassing artistic voice. Different from the natural changes that occur over time, it takes committed effort to stretch and to grow beyond the confines of one’s current existence, capacity, and identity. It takes endurance, self-awareness and grace to stretch that cocoon wall. Daily practice and regular small movements propel me forward in the direction of my intention. I am breaking through.

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LEAVING THE COCOON has been included in the following solo exhibitions: 100 DAYS at the Duluth Art Institute January-February 2018, THREE SIXTY FIVE at the American Swedish Institute June-August 2018, and PERMISSION at the Finlandia University Gallery in Hancock, Michigan November 30, 2018 - February 15, 2019.