Eileen Abood

In my journal practice for the theme of Transformation I drew on collage materials and unfinished works collected over my lifetime to respond to the journaling prompts, including some from my early childhood. The process has been part self-portrait and part creative research in responding to the relationship between the materials, concept of transformation, and our increasingly complex and uncertain world. The habit of working out challenges through creativity is inherently optimistic, as new ways of seeing unfold. When I start on a journal topic it's always surprising to see how the different elements will come together and spark inspiring tangents.