… In a moment of clarity, I had the epiphany that I didn’t have to do watercolors like everyone else did, I could do them my own way—meaning, I could have as much control as I wanted. And, what’s more in control than simple squares? I started layering squares and rectangles and more squares. Value upon value. I was walking a tightrope between complete control and having that color at any moment bleed and run into the next shape. As I was layering the colors, doing all three paintings at the same time, it was almost as if I was weaving the pattern together. As I was doing so, it reminded me of the patterns of our every day lives, and how we connect, overlap, and layer our experiences together. As you stand back from all three paintings, each is different, but all three work together, complimenting and balancing each other with a natural ebb and flow, just as we do as we weave in and out of each other’s lives.