This series of monotypes is a continuation of the Abandoned Series. Based on my early childhood perceptions of emotional abandonment, the series explores the journey from separation to connection as personified by an abandoned barn. The dramatic light on the structure serves as a vehicle for emotional expression, ranging from looming darkness to luminous, inner-light.

In monotype, the marks are gestural and the images are distorted, which reflects the shifting nature of emotional memory and shifts the focus of the Abandoned Series from the barn itself to the feelings the images evoke.