Foundations
Foundations

indigo triptych with seven plater pyramids 2015

Untitled (#1)
Untitled (#1)

48" x 60" indigo on unprimed canvas 2015

Untitled (#2)
Untitled (#2)

48" x 60" indigo on unprimed canvas 2015

Untitled (#3)
Untitled (#3)

48" x 60" indigo on unprimed canvas 2015

Detail of Pyramid #5
Detail of Pyramid #5

12" x 8" x 36" plaster and gold leaf on cardboard 2015

Detail of Pyramid #2
Detail of Pyramid #2

12" x 8" x 36" plaster and gold leaf on cardboard 2015

Last summer I went to the dentist for the first time in five years and came out with seven cavities. My teeth looked healthy because I brushed them daily, but it was the foundation of my oral health that needed attention.


Using this experience as inspiration, I wanted to create a piece that would illustrate my struggle with failure. When I fail I am quick to run away in shame. Even though failure is the foundation for success, I only want to display my successes. I don’t want to be vulnerable.  Foundations is the actualization of the relationship between failure and growth. I chose unforgiving mediums that would emphasize every mistake I made, which forced me to let go of my perfectionism and fail.