Creation was my very first attempt at acrylic abstract painting. For the years prior to my illness, I was strictly watercolor, almost always botanical realism. My work was all about the detail. After getting sick I was unable to control my hands like I had in the past and so trying to do that kind of work was extremely frustrating. This painting is the energy in that transition. From small, soft details to large, edgy and what I describe as "out of the lines". This painting was incredibly significant in my journey with chronic illness. It was the end of a difficult grieving process and the beginning of acceptance and the expression of that acceptance. This painting is about letting go.