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orbsI painted this after revealing a friend’s secret that I should not have revealed. I was processing the pain of having hurt this friend as I worked on this canvas. Often stitch-shaped lines appear on my work. Perhaps, through painting, I am trying to sew together torn surfaces–those various mistakes that I have made in my life. I worked and reworked this canvas a great deal as I thought about the hurt my words had caused.

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