Gouache and watercolor on paper
Since 2019, I have been maintaining a personal lunar practice, a meditative process in which I chart my daily experiences in relationship to the moon's phases. The practice is malleable and can include any number of intentional or ritualized actions, such as walking, baking, bathing, meditating, art making, tarot reading, and spell-casting.
As part of this process, I create sketches for each lunar phase with chosen actions and reflections, as well as a drawing for each year. The annual drawings take inspiration from my natural environment and feature an animal whose behavior and energy I use as a guide in my year ahead. This practice has been an integral part of my personal healing and feeds directly into my larger art practice.
top: The discernment and self-trust of the owl (2022 lunar calendar), 2022, watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 inches
bottom: The gentleness of the whale (2021 lunar calendar), 2021, gouache and ink on paper, 11 x 14 inches