Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook 2019

I created a sketchbook for the 2019 Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project. The theme is “What I Left Behind.” It is an exploration and purging of the anger, rage, frustration, and spiritual struggle surrounding a legal battle to keep my property after being defrauded in the purchase. The paintings I created for the book are small, about 3″ x 5 “, the size of the sketchbook pages. I printed color pictures of my house and yard, then torn them up and rearranged the pieces on paper. I then painted over the collages, responding intuitively to the colors and shapes. The process of making the art helped me deal with the frustrating legal proceedings and make peace with leaving this home behind.