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You & Me

You & ME

Hallie Rae Ward - You and Me Time Will Tell

You & Me: Time Will Tell

Mixed Media
16" x 20" x 4"
2015

**Available for purchase

The true test of a relationship is time. Time will always tell. You have ups and downs with people, but time will determine if it is a good fit or not. At one point, you will decide whether a relationship is worth it or not. Are you willing to accept that person for who they are, and vice versa, or are they going to make the change you would like in order to make the relationship stand the test of time?

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You & Me: Playing Games

Mixed Media
16″ x 20″ x 4″
2015
SOLD

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

We are all familiar with the games we play with people, especially the people that you are attracted to in a deeper way.

We give the person attention, then we pull away when we get too close, always testing each other, and finding that ebb and flow with a certain someone. It’s human nature to play around with these emotions. It certainly keeps life interesting.

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You & Me: Coming Out of Our Shells

Mixed Media
16″ x 20″ x 4″
2015

SOLD at Red Dot Exhibition at Women & Their Work Gallery, 2018

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

The longer you get to know someone, the more you become your own self. The more you feel there is a judgement-free zone between the two of you, the more confident you become, and you can truly have the mental freedom to express yourself. When you build this type of relationship, you can say what you want, whether it is being silly, or bringing up a matter that needs to be discussed. Communication is the key to being able to come out of our shells.

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You & Me: Hot & Cold

Mixed Media
16″ x 20″ x 4″
2015

**Available for purchase

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

In all personal relationships, whether they are between friends, family members, or companions, we have our ups and downs. Particularly with those you are close with, you are going to inevitably experience the hot and cold periods. Having these experiences is what makes us closer and accepting.

People may say and even believe that they will be with you no matter what happens, but life has shown us that nobody and no relationship is perfect, and you are always going to have to decide whether you can accept that fact in both you and the other person. If you can, the relationship is worth it.

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You & Me: Taking a Chance

Mixed Media
12″ x 12″ x 1″

2015
SOLD

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

You never know who you are going to meet. You have to put yourself out there. When I see someone that I am interested in, I always try to make an effort to meet them. If I do not do it, then it may not happen.

It’s always a game of chance. You cannot expect to get high reward if you are not willing to be vulnerable.

What’s the worst that can happen?

If you go for it, there will be no regret.

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You & Me: An Acquired Taste

Mixed Media
47″ x 35″
2015
SOLD

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

The tin boxes in this piece are licorice boxes, and as we all know, licorice is a very acquired taste, not for everyone. The mirrored profiles illustrate this idea that we all have an acquired taste for people we decide to bring into our lives. We are attracted to certain qualities in people, and sometimes these qualities can be slow to develop. When we like certain aspects about people we meet, we want to involve them in our lives, whether it is immediately, or after we have given them the chance to grow on us. Both are equally important in the life experience.

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You & Me: In the Hill Country Blues

Mixed Media
6’3″ x 6’3″ x 1′
2013

**Available for purchase

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

Bluebonnets are iconic to the central Texas Hill Country. Every spring, thousands of people flock to the fields of bluebonnets to take photographs of their families and friends, and artists bring the blue and violet fields to life in paintings. This is my version of the Texas bluebonnets.

My family used to have a river house on the Pedernales River, and every year, we would revel in the beautiful fields of bluebonnets. This piece invites the viewer to be a part of the field of bluebonnets by being reflected in the mirror profiles. This is my way to interact with our beautiful state flower.

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You & Me: Meet Me In The City

Linocut on wood - 4' x 8' x 6"
2013

**Available for purchase

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

Urban high-rise apartment buildings, with all their windows and residents, have always caused me to wonder as to who lives there, and what goes on behind all those closed doors. This piece represents the grid-like appearance of these buildings, and the individual linocut prints personify the different relationships and experiences between the people behind those windows: couples having intimate moments, people having a party, two people getting to know each other, families living together, friendships growing, and the positive energy that can occur between two people.

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You & Me: Just Getting Started

Linocut - 22" x 28"
2014
SOLD

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

When you meet someone, you have many first-time experiences. You are testing the waters of intimacy, the energy, the evolving of the relationship, the building of trust, the process of learning about each other, and interactions with other people together. You have to feel things out, and participate in multiple types of experiences to see if the relationship is a good fit.

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You & Me: In The Wild

Linocut - 13" x 10" (framed)
2014

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

The “You & Me: In the Wild” series represents the primitive aspects of relationships.

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You & Me: In The Wild

Linocut - 13" x 10" (framed)
2014
SOLD

Exhibited at:
Gallery 701 at the Long Center, January – October, 2016 (Austin, Texas)

The “You & Me: In the Wild” series represents the primitive aspects of relationships.