artwork > painting + drawing (2018-2004)

drawing
Dead Bird Landscape (ophelia)
mixed media on plywood
48 x 48 inches
2018

Statement for the 2019 Chautauqua exhibition: Truth and Consequences

Dead Bird Landscape (Ophelia)
Mixed media on plywood

Truth and Consequences………. While certainly open for interpretation, the work touches on that theme. The first connection to the theme is the imagery. A dead bird is potentially symbolic of so many things- death of beauty, environmental disaster, loss of innocence, and perhaps even Christ. We live with the consequences of our collective brutal humanity. Is it the artist’s role to bring messages of truth?

But at the same time, it is a fairly goofy image.