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GRACE

EVA

ABOUT

MY LATEST OBESSSIONS

I needed a fresh start.

A blank canvas.

Mixed media became a tangible way of bringing the fragmented layers of my own life together into a meaningful whole. Torn scraps of fabric, newspaper clippings, postage stamps, yellowed playing cards- they tenderly spoke to me as I layered page after page. Giving new life and fresh meaning to things old and discarded. Nothing too old, or too faded.

Mixed media has helped me discover my voice, a tool for carving out my space in the shared journey we call life. We're all broken pieces. But together, the layers of our lives become a beautiful masterpiece.

Happiness is the steam from a hot vanilla latte. It's the roar of the ocean. Wave after wave. Constant. Steady. Dependable. The whisper of old paper. The moist caramel undertones of manchego cheese, paired with a glass of Australian Malbec.

My journey started in the dark. Cradled in the womblike embrace of a darkroom, coaxing wet images to life, photography was undeniably my first love. Like so many first loves, though, in time, we grew apart.

In 2013, following a series of unexpected events, life began to feel like a cluttered mess. A million broken pieces. And I realized that healing, for me at least, wasn't going to be found behind a camera.