Secret Garden/2011

Secret Garden marks the beginning of working intentionally with my foreground floating in white space. I was intimidated and wanted to let go of prior ideas of working from the ground forward. I turned off the lights and made all my initial marks in silver point to baroque music. I chose that because of its windings, curls and force and also because I had been responding to baroque visuals in previous work; it was a natural connection. These works more than any I had made before seemed so connected to my internal spaces, the things I hold private. This is why I titled the series as such. I love that story by Frances Hodgson Burnett and the way it resonates with me.