As a new member of OSA, I’m very excited for my first showing at The Ojai Valley Museum. It is such an incredible honor! I’m also grateful that the theme of the show, Scorched Souls, affords an opportunity to work through some of these emotions brought up through the trauma of the Thomas Fire.
I knew I wanted to use my laser to create the piece and hoped it would be empowering to harness fire to create a representation of my experience. It turns out it was terrifying! There was a lot of flame and so much ash to clean of each piece of the mosaic. A little too apropos, you know?
But I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it turned out. Totally worth it.
I present to you “Chief Matilija” 50″ x 53″ Wood & Acrylic: