My latest finished piece for the "Beautiful Worries" exhibit in Tampa that was on August 29th. My first attempt at cutting into an authentic aluminum street sign sign mounted on cradled wood board was a success....I plan on exploring this technique more.
This piece shares a portion of the internal dialogue we have all had with ourselves after a big decision or life event. Recently, I made a big change: taking a year leave from teaching elementary art to pursue my lifelong passion, creating art. In the past, I didn’t have the courage to make such a choice, but this year I was ready, and afterwards I felt relieved and excited to see what would transpire. The “one way” sign is a central part of this piece because for 11 years I was on a one-way track that I didn’t necessarily want to be on for the rest of my artistic career. I think a lot of people are uncomfortable with making their own way and take the path that is marked because it’s easier. They follow the signs; follow the rules, and some wish that they could go their own way. Well, I wanted to stop the cycle, and utilize my talents to see where they will take me. I now find myself wondering, “Now what?” will happen, or should happen. One thing I am sure of, I look forward to the journey on this road less traveled.
"Now What" by DemiGod. 2015. Street sign on painted wood board.