"The Score" is a mixed media painting I made in 2013...I won my first Juror's Choice award with this painting, a moment I will never forget. I was going through a lot when I made this piece... there were some unsavory things happening with certain members of my family and I carved those emotions into the wet paint. During the time I was entering into the SDAI exhibits, the juror's were a surprise each month...so you never knew what would appeal to whom.. I put a load of pressure onto myself during that time, and as a result, my style grew.
Feeling uncomfortable, pressured... slowly I am coming to understand why I feel that way in certain situations and I can recognize that on the other side of those feelings comes a feeling of advancement, completion.... I am learning to appreciate these moments.