This series emerged from my personal experience of stress induced cardiomyopathy — also known as Broken Heart Syndrome. Over the course of my recovery, I was forced to reflect on what led me to that event, and to work through it. In order to heal, I had to find peace: to reset, and restore my energy.
The series focuses on that stage of restoration: the bold colours, mixed media, and irregular lines evoke tension and release, thought and action — the tiny changes and big ideas that help repair a broken heart. With their richness and complexity, these statement pieces help bring a sense of harmony and purpose to any space.
"Then and Now" and "Reset" are available for purchase as prints in the capsule collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) shop.