GhostOctober 9, 2014

Ghost is an angry painting. It is about the land remembering and not being too pleased. The painting began as an uncritical look at a landslide and a clearcut. As I painted from the sketch, the clearcut morphed into a dead dinosaur and the idea of memory emerged. The prickly totemic  image in the foreground was added to represent anger for a lost way of life. Nothing in this picture is safe from the phallic cloud high up in the blue sky. Far from fluffy, it is spiked fist ready to strike.

Ghost-Sketch