Growing Pains       Kathy L. Brown  •  Modbury, South Australia, Australia

Growing Pains
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NFS 56 x 42 inches | 2014

Viewing a growth scar on an immature red gum, I was in awe of the yearly tearing and healing required for a tree to reach maturity. I wondered if I could replicate both the beauty and the violence of the process in a much larger format. As I worked on this piece, I realized that I was also recording my own pain and scarring, and more importantly, the beauty in the process of healing and transforming into a more resilient me.

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