Close Your Eyes (a Montgomery mansion, Portrait of a Maori + The Wawalag Sisters and the Rainbow Serpent),
watercolor + ink on Sennelier paper
3x8 cm

Shift Interior Scenes (Fort Walton Beach, cave paintings + Jacob Lawrence)
watercolor + ink on Sennelier paper
3x4.5 cm

 

Bury It Deep (Wetumpka farmland with silos, cave paintings, pictographs, Kent Cloth from Ghana + Eastern Sioux baby carrier)
watercolor on Bee paper
1.25”x7.25”, matted + framed to 6”x12”

There was this abandoned farmland that nature was reclaiming on the corner of Troy Highway and Eastern Boulevard in my youth. In passing, it always held my attention due to the birds, insects and wildlife abundant among the wildflowers, brush and house-eating vines. The silos stood with doors open no longer providing cover for grains, but rather shelter for spiders, bats, owls and creatures just passing through. That corner of the world held such wonder to this small-city girl. Then one day, as if overnight, it was all gone, completely leveled for parking lots and strip malls. In grief and anger, I cried and questioned, “How many lives have been lost for the sake of property and prosperity?”

“Bury It Deep” sets out to portray how we have segregated each other and segregated ourselves from nature over time. Various images were pulled from “Art History” by Marilyn Stokstad to represent indigenous peoples, as well as pushing the point that we often stake our claims on whatever our eyes desire without regard for life and history. This Land is Yours. This Land is Mine. Yet, we are all sojourners in a land that is not, nor ever was, ours alone.

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RANSOM

exploring the edges of appropriation
10.20.18 - 12.13.18

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