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new works

Fayman Gallery

927 1/2 Massachusetts St.

Lawrence, Kansas

Opening reception:

February 28, 2020

5-9 pm

"My three-year old daughter accompanied me in the studio over a six week period. We lived in a traditional Malay house along a forested path filled with critically endangered species of trees, each marked with a yellow ribbon. We talked about life cycles, shared biology, the necessity of things dying the right way.

As I tried to explain the disappearing biodiversity, the work became less about the environment; less about the culture of a place halfway around the world. Rather, these works turn an eye to a more personal record of the space we inhabit, marking the paths of conversations, the uncertainties and tensions of single-motherhood, and the intimate rhythms of lives lived together."

Garden Fire

47x47" oil on canvas