So I always said i would take some time to decompress and share my reflections on the journey. At this point, about 4 months after said journey, I certainly have had enough space away from the trip to know how it has affected me. Most notably, my work has grown. I think it wasn't just my physical body wandering but my imagination also; and my new paintings and drawings reflect this in their experimentation. My travels also gave me incredible confidence. The speed in which I had to finish the mural projects set me up for my next endeavor: a solo show in Philadelphia. The 2 months following the trip were spent putting together (an almost) entirely new collection of paintings for a show I, rather appropriately, called "SPACES." The show opened in January and has already begun to receive some success, a happy outcome that will inevitably help support more trips, more experiences, and more sustenance to my work.
Without a doubt, the trip serves as a turning point in my career & in my life; and it will always be held preciously in my mind.
-Amanda Jean Rombach
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I know Boston thinks it has dirty water; but I think Chicago has it beat. (At least under this particular bridge)
That water looks pretty good.
sarah moore inspired diptych
....Boston also seems to think it's the "Beantown"...
the great curve of the BEAN
The Fiery Lion
Olive Park Clouds
fur on fur
RubbleBucket @Wicker Park
A handsome studio I would like to occupy.
Eat at the Chicago Eleven City Diner, you won't be sorry.
Before we knew it: the trip was over & we were rolling into Columbus, Ohio. I have many more thoughts on this, give me some time to stew it over & I'll share them.
just so you know, while I'm reflecting and decompressing, this is what I'm up to: