Hank Reavis is a painter using airbrush to react to the current hyper-saturated image culture and his anxiety around authorship in this climate. The Seattle artist’s meticulous work draws from internet stock-image databases, and textbook archives, making connections between collective and individual memory. The “Little Trees” series reimagines classic tree-shaped disposable air fresheners as talismans, imbued with the ability to ward off or attract qualities such as grief, addiction, passion and peace. In this way, these totems propose an alternate method of commodity worship and explore a certain spiritualality in trivial consumer goods.
If anyone is interested in purchasing a piece, they are for sale here through the residency where the paintings were created.