Rites of Moth & Bloom | 11"x14" | gouache & watercolor on paper
Bough & Pyre (Tremble & Fret) | 7"x7" | gouache & watercolor on paper
Shadow Veil Copse | 10"x10" | gouache & watercolor on paper
Ritual of Oak & Mistletoe | 11"x14" | gouache & watercolor on paper
Ghost of Quaking Bog | 7"x7" | gouache & watercolor on paper
Moon Pallor Thicket | 10"x10" | gouache & watercolor on paper
Little Funeral | 8"x8" | foil stamped art print, printed by Studio on Fire
los angeles, ca
Paintings for my solo exhibition alongside Nico Delort at Gallery Nucleus.
This body of work explores the concepts of rituals, shrines, and animal sacrifice. Each piece depicts a creature whose death has been touched by human or mystical intervention; whether sacrificed as part of an occult practice, honored with a floral arrangement, or discovered mummified in a bog after many centuries have passed. I selected animals which are commonly considered to be pests, which reflects the dismissive attitudes we hold towards certain species until they can be used for a human purpose.