“Oak Journey” in a gorgeous light wood shadow frame. 36×32.
1st journey with earth pigments – Acrylic on Rice Paper, embellished with rich gold highlights.
Pam grew up with a very large, old Oak Tree in her backyard in Ashtabula, Ohio. She was very connected to this tree as a source of solitude, of stability, and always loved the fall when she would shed her huge leaves to nourish the ground below. The playful time of rolling in the leaves and enjoying the scents, and learning to respect the cycle of life through the process.
After her multiple surgeries from breast cancer, and two generous emergency grants from The Gottlieb Foundation and The Haven Foundation, she was able to obtain the materials she longer for to try this new process in her art , as it that was more aligned with her deep connection with nature. This work was her first journey with this process, and also expresses the cyclical process of her challenges with breast cancer this past year. The gold is also a natural earth pigment, which to her, exemplifies the shining new emergence, the “golden lining” that she is now a survivor.