50 x 29 x 3 wooden canvas set in a handmade tigerwood pine frame. plaster + concrete + oil + sand + shells from RI + rock pigment + powdered blue kyanite.
I created this painting intended to be seen both horizontally and vertically—- it looks like a different painting either way.
inspired by the view at beaver tail lighthouse in Jamestown, RI. this painting was inspired by the surroundings of one of the most enchanting places I’ve ever been. where i made a life changing decision. a monumental moment in my life where I decided to pack up everything I owned, go pack up my little mazda miata I taught myself how to drive via YouTube a few months prior, and drive 15 hours leaving my abusive relationship.
when I lived on Jamestown I went to beaver tail lighthouse a few times a week.
a week before I left Rhode Island I sat at beaver tail and begged the universe for a sign what to do. To leave or to stay. I knew if I stayed I would fall deeper into my addiction, and I knew I had to leave a relationship that destroyed me.
walking to my car I met a couple from charleston who asked to take their picture— I took that as a sign. Back then i wasn’t in the right mindset to truly process A N Y T H I N G but what I did know is that was a screaming sign to go back to charleston.
even though I fell deeper into my active addiction when I returned— that was what was suppose to happen to lead me to where I am today.
the connection I have to Jamestown, RI and the people who live there is pretty indescribable- it’s cliche to say “you’d have to live there to understand” but I think anyone/everyone who has spent time there will know that’s the only way to explain its magic.