I was inspired to start this series after a conversation with a wonderful artist Barbara Vann. Barbara’s work is intimate and personal, and made me reflect on the fact that I have felt for some time that i’d like to say more in my work. It’s hard to open ourselves up, and it’s hard not to feel self indulgent, but I feel like I’ve come to a point in my life where starting my endgame, I think, why not? Over the past 20 years the work I’ve been happiest with has been my small narrative pieces, most of which reflect isolation, loss, the consolation of nature. A reflection of living in a farm house, surrounded by cornfields and soybeans, and birds…..