the Rocky Soil of Grieving

  I did this work back at the start of October. This is some of my first work with a palette knife, because I needed a raw tool to scrape and give it the raw feeling that I wanted for the work. The title “it has marked me” reflects both my personal experience in Ukraine…

Before and After: Working Out Trauma in Art

This Summer I went to Ukraine to partner with Hope for Orphans, serving alongside Ukrainian believers who put on a summer camp program for orphans there. Before I went, I learned a lot about Ukrainian culture, including watching the documentary: Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom about the Euromaidan Revolution that took place there…