The title of the show "Red Ribbons and other Stories" explores the idea of how most things have two sides. For me red ribbons remind me of childhood, happy moments, love, celebration and even openings . However ,as with anything positive, we have to take care of how easily those red ribbons can turn into the how well we know…. binding, restrictive and suffocating red tape.
As an artist it is very easy to get stuck in a rut. The feel that you need to tick boxes and climb ladders to survive can be all consuming. Sometimes when a system stops working for you have to know when to follow your heart .
The painting "Red Tape" explores how often when our self created system, that is designed to keep us safe and help us grow, can turn into the very thing that imprisons, restrains and blinds us.