Ink on Bristol Board
June 2017 Radial can be thought of as a continuation of Smoke. The pieces are made approximately a year apart from one another and represent two distinct states of being. Smoke embodies the summer of 2016, a time of attempting to control a life that was unraveling before me, completely out of my control. In Smoke, the smoke and mandala are interlaced, grappling with one another. Radial represents the summer of 2017. The smoke remains present in the composition, but the mandala exists distinctly from it; I live alongside what is out of my control, no longer attempting and failing to influence it.