Missions and Flowers Series
Where ever I travel around the Southwest U.S., I can always seem to find missions. Architecturally diverse, these buildings are intertwined with personal memories, interesting stories, and sometimes troubling histories. They are monuments to faith, a concept which I admire, but admit is hard for me to understand. The dark side of religion notwithstanding, I tried to portray these buildings as places of hope by decorating each painting with flowers that seemed to bring out the best of each mission.