One afternoon, while in my studio I began to cut ribbons of fabric. I often incorporate textiles in my paintings. I wanted to do something with the beautiful yards of fabrics languishing in my closets. I decided to create an interactive healing room where one could literally swim through the ribbons by using their arms like paddles. An installation that would allow the viewer to come inside and experience cleansing of spirit through the light and sheer strands of healing colors, making art that heals.
Additionally, I hung my paintings from The Accident series in the room. This work evolved just after I was struck by a pick up truck while crossing the street as a pedestrian in 2010. It happened in the morning and I was rushed to the hospital and checked out later that afternoon. I was diagnosed with a concussion and the doctors said I would be fine. I endured a lot of emotional and physical pain. My healing room was exactly what I needed to help me to move forward in life and I hope that it helped to heal others along on their journey as well.