Artwork > Ghost Dance

This body of work was made during and shortly after severe cuts in family ties, including the loss of my father. These paintings, representing, falling bodies, injured animals, and seance like figures were a cathartic reflection of how I was feeling at the time. The work explored ideas of magic and mystical strengths that can arise from feelings that often have negative associations, including, anger, mourning, and loneliness. Purples and blacks used in bruises, smoke, and dark crevices, and shadows, represented magic and an unknown strength grown from loss or injury.

Evil Wolf
Watercolor on Paper
59" x 42"
2012
Detail of "Evil Wolf"
Watercolor on Paper
59" x 42"
2012
Dance / We Shall live again
Watercolor on Paper
42" x 72.5"
2013
Hands
Watercolor on Paper
18 1/4" x 14 1/2"
2013
Falling
Watercolor on Paper
42" x 56"
2012
Falling, Detail
Watercolor on Paper
42" x 56"
2012
Falling Wolf
Watercolor on Paper
52 3/4" x 42"
2012
Falling Wolf, Detail
Watercolor on Paper
52 3/4" x 42"
2012
Massive
Watercolor on Paper
42" x 89 1/2"
2013
Untitled (Black)
Watercolor on Paper
14 1/8 x 21 3/4"
2012