A River To You Away From Them is a series of prints and books about abstraction being metaphorical for different kinds of interaction (platonic, romantic, acquaintance, abrupt etc.) The work is not in a any means a critique on our idea of relationships, but more of a reflection within abstraction. Our experiences are determined by time and space and therefore nobodies interactions are the same. I create these ambiguous narratives as a way to showcase how ones own experiences can be interpreted through visual composition, and yet they are just shape, meaningless until given distinction. These works house my own experiences but are left neutral and hungry for the viewer to give strength and identity to their own reflections about how they think and react to the people who come in and out of their lives. I use optical lines to showcase our linear time moving forward despite breaking, time being punched out, or time healing wounds. The Color palette and writing are the there to help the viewer and myself navigate the work and becoming almost like a prompt, moving you forward and helping read between the lines. Humans are complicated, therefore I think the best way to talk about things is when they are down to their most natural and simplest forms.