90x70cm Acrylic and Twig collage on stretched canvas. Connections 2 represents our school lives. We have few more connections with friendships now becoming ever more complex and important. We learn that although we have more connections, they are not always good for us and friction and tension become more prominent but then so do the good, passionate connections. I have introduced the palette knife in this painting and used weather patterns to influence the storms that arise in our lives. The red and gold represents passion and our life force with the gold being the pure gold moments and connections that we make in our lives. The twigs are the arteries of ourself and the connections and junctions of our lives.