I experienced a severe ongoing artist block for years, managing only to create a few pieces that emerged with much internal struggle. My dear friend, JD, who was also an artist, wanted to help me push past my block. He continued to push me and find ways to inspire me. Finally, he arranged a painting party for me with friends, who were mostly non-artists, but simply loved and supported me. For the first time in years I felt free to create without inhibition. A tributary is a river or stream that flows into a larger body of water. I painted Tributary that night and my artist block dissolved forever.
JD passed away unexpectedly exactly two months after I created this painting. This abstract waterway has come to represent a tribute of artistry and freedom given to me by my beloved friend.
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