Summer’s Over: Things I Left in the Grass


Mixed media on canvas, 36″x36″, 2012


About this piece:
This painting was done in the summer of 2012. It had been a difficult one personally and I used this first part of the title a couple of times in other paintings too ‘Summer’s Over…’ I liked thinking about putting an end to that time and it was empowering in a way, to leave it behind. I was attracted to this fresh, cool green color and it immediately made me think of a beautiful, grassy lawn. In this painting in particular, the shapes and images lay very flat on the surface. I imagined they were physical objects I was laying down and walking away from—they are the leftover things from a certain time period.