Pressure Makes Diamonds

2019

80 cm x 120 xm

Oil Paint on Stretched Canvas

"Pressure Makes Diamonds"

Life, just like the layers in this painting, is the culmination of experiences as we learn from each one, build on each one, and create something new through the process of evolution. Pressure Makes Diamonds moves from an initial layer of grays and blacks into color, adding dimension and brightness. The artistic marks used incorporate both trauma and whimsy - the best and the worst that make us complex, dynamic and tough beings.

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