Giant stairs, the series 2020
“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends.”-Unknown
What exactly is home? Is it a place, is it a feeling, a memory perhaps…During this series, I explored a place that I call home: The Giant Stairs trail in Bailey Island. I have been going to this place since I got to Bowdoin, it is a place that has brought me my happiest and saddest memories. During this pandemic, I grasped for this feeling of “home” and I was able to call this place, my constant. As I stared at the waves hitting the rocks time and time again, I will always be grateful to this place for making me feel like the world around me was ceaseless even when it wasn’t.
The process for this series was inspired by layered artwork. I used charcoal on watercolor paper as my “skeleton” and then used watercolor, Photoshop, Photoshop Mix, and photos of Giant Stairs as my surface treatment. Each composition is made of image layers that range between 5-10 different images. Each piece, hopes to find a balance between loose charcoal drawing and realistic elements.
Materials: Charcoal on watercolor paper, watercolor, Photoshop, Photoshop Mix, and Adobe Spark.