Portfolio > The Sentinels

I have begun to think of the trees as sentinels, or those who have been, and still are, keeping watch. I have taken this concept into my most recent paintings, where I paint the trees and shrubs as types of portraits, often echoing the centrality in light and placement, of a Christ figure in a crucifixion painting. This connection to Christianity, key in its relationship to colonialism, feels appropriate to make when working from this land.

Memory
Oil on canvas
52" x 62"
2022
The Conjuring
Oil on canvas
62" x 52"
2022
Double Helix b.
Oil on canvas
32" x 60"
2022
Crossing Trees
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
2022
Witness
oil on panel
9" x 12"
2022
Double Helix a.
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
2022
Marsh Sunset
Oil on panel
10" x 10"
2022
Red Water
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
2022
Marsh Dweller
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
2022
Prophet
Oil on panel
9" x 12"
2022
Testament
oil on panel
12" x 12"
2022
Cross To Bear
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
2022
Center of Attention
Oil on panel
12" x 12"
2022
Thorns
oil on panel
12" x 16"
2022
The Sentinel
oil on canvas
54" x 64"
2021
The Sentinel 2
Watercolor and gouache on paper
42" x 72"
2022
Suspended Tree
Oil on panel
10" x 10"
2022
Remains
Oil on panel
10" x 10"
2022