Opening Up #2 from my Opening Up Series where I express feelings of apprehension as our world starts to open up again as restrictions are lifted. I made expressive gestural encaustic marks on the hotbox, pulled prints with a variety of washi papers. I tore papers collaging them onto the main scroll. I cut the scroll into separate works.
The title “The Journey” comes from Mary Oliver’s poem of the same name. I struggled to paint during the lockdown, but when I played making intuitive marks, I discovered “… a new voice, which you slowly recognized as your own”.