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.