aegis \EE-jus\ noun. 1 : a shield or breastplate emblematic of majesty that was associated with Zeus and Athena.
In Aegis: The Blue Series, I was curious to explore the duality of protection and power, to find sanctuary in the embrace of the color blue, and to experience the profound beauty that emerges when vulnerability is met with resilience. In this series, the hue of azure is meant to evoke feelings of serenity, strength, and transcendence. I want the deep cobalts and gentle ceruleans to become guardians of our emotions, a symbol of the enduring power of art and of our deepest selves. The hope is whatever story you find in the work, you find empowerment each time you observe the piece.