We've been pinching ourselves over here at Juner and Bec after finding out that Reconnect one of the first pieces I finished alongside my daughter was accepted to be apart of the Future Places Exhibit at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA.
If you've been around here for awhile you know I've been an artist for over a decade but this is my first museum exhibition and it still feels a bit surreal. I started like a lot of artists do in those early days, showing my work in local coffeeshops, businesses and fairs.
But then in 2018 everything came to a halt with the birth of my daughter. I spent the following 17 months soaking her in, taking things day to day and learning to trust myself and my own instincts. We explored the world around us at her pace examining even the tiniest creatures up close in ways I hadn't done since I was a kid, Our wildflower garden was a haven from the busyness of the outside world. It's where she first fell in love with flowers and the reason I started photographing them in the first place. She made me rethink and examine the way our choices impacted the world around us in new ways too. Juner and Bec was literally born from the seeds which our garden grew we just didn't know it at the time.
When Juner hit 17 months old I started painting again and she was there right beside me adding all her own marks to every piece I worked on.
It's what makes Reconnect so special. It was the beginning of it all, so having it chosen to be apart of this exhibit feels extra special.
So here's to taking chances, learning and growing,
Bec (and Juner)