Submission Painting Editor Picks

Green Liminality

My current work focuses on an unnamed culture of people living in a mysterious, heavily-forested world. While I make it a point to not be explicit about any concrete narrative happenings, there is a clear framework of visual and thematic motifs involved: reverence for nature, the use of masks and various obscuring garb, cycles of life-death-dream, structures in differing stages of ruin, ritual and witchcraft, and the space between visible and invisible environments. The smaller works are supplemental - images of idols perhaps used in every day life for various means of protection or intensification - and are intended to be seen as artifacts one might find within the larger world. The time and place depicted in my paintings is not made clear, but the setting is, I can say with certainty, very far removed from modernity.


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Green Liminality

My current work focuses on an unnamed culture of people living in a mysterious, heavily-forested world. While I make it a point to not be explicit about any concrete narrative happenings, there is a clear framework of visual and thematic motifs involved: reverence for nature, the use of masks and various obscuring garb, cycles of life-death-dream, structures in differing stages of ruin, ritual and witchcraft, and the space between visible and invisible environments. The smaller works are supplemental – images of idols perhaps used in every day life for various means of protection or intensification – and are intended to be seen as artifacts one might find within the larger world. The time and place depicted in my paintings is not made clear, but the setting is, I can say with certainty, very far removed from modernity.