Somew.here Artist Statement
I’m 32 years old and recently divorced. I’m divorced from a newly diagnosed bipolar
and abusive man who was also a great love of my life and my best friend.
In a new world of divorce paperwork, meetings with Domestic Abuse Alliances, and
protective order hearings, I found myself in need of a refuge to calm the chaos
inside of me. So I would get in my car and drive. Or I would hike. I would
retreat to the wilderness and to the strange artifacts it contained, often
stopping only when my intuition told me to. These lands offered themselves as
my canvas to process and to heal. To reflect on the beauty, brokenness and
mystery contained at once in this world. The land allowed me to reconcile the
incongruence of what I thought my life would be like… and its reality.
As we go about our days, there is a constant dichotomy of our current experience
and the hopes of both our past and our tomorrow. Our lives are the membrane
between these two worlds. The convergence. The constant and fluid interchange
of our dreams and our experience, ever influencing one another.
SOMEW.HERE is an exploration of that space between and the reflective nature that the
landscape holds for each of us. My landscape canvas will always tell a
different story than yours. Your reflection and interpretation will hold your
own history and your own truths. But perhaps we can share the process. We both
live in the in-between of our now and our future.