“My Purpose” is part of the “Still Waters Love Is...” series. This piece speaks to the layered and varied aspects of love and finding oneself. The bands of color breaking through are there to show what is just beneath the surface. The artwork was created in many layers using brushes, knives and other tools to apply the paint. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.
Julie Weaverling’s abstract paintings are organic yet deliberate. She approaches her work with a well-developed idea, then begins applying paint. Julie experiments with transparent and opaque layers that metaphorically represent the human condition. She focuses on the idea of compartmentalizing: humans separate their work from their secrets, their friends from their traumas, creating many layers to the self. “What is hidden is sometimes more revealing than what is seen,” Julie says. Through the scraping and layering of color, the artist asks the viewer to consider what lies underneath.