NES Residency,skagastrond Iceland

A Road we must travel, con't

This work is a continuation of the work I am doing at my studio in Texas. I am using characters from Icelandic folklore and the Viking sagas. I am still working with the theme of the hero’s journey through the mythical underworld. My main inquiries are: Why must the hero go? What trials are they put through? What gifts or curses do they receive? I'm very interested in the mystical character Thordis who was believed to be a sorceress that possessed great abilities to seer and cast spells in very unique and metaphorically clever ways. 

"Now Where Did I Put That Key?" 54" x 42"  oil paint, phosphorous paint, graphite, gold leaf, 2017

"Now Where Did I Put That Treasure?" 54" x 42"  oil paint, phosphorous paint, graphite, gold leaf, 2017