- 91 x 91 x 3.8 cm
35 13/16 x 35 13/16 x 1 1/2 inch
My grandfather died at the age of 50. He smoked and drank heavily all of his life, and he was abusive to the ones he loved. Our bloodline also contains the blood and lifeforce of the Ojibwa tribe, found in both my parent's lineage. We can easily hold the pain of our ancestors not understanding that it isn’t our pain to hold, sometimes it has to filter through us in order to be cleared. In my grandfather's case, this involved an unconscious suicide.
This painting is made of numerous layers of oil paint, deriving from the video archives of my grandparents in the 1920s’. If you look closely in the center of a face are globs and layers of paint. If we ignore the dark aspects of ourselves they can make us look like monsters.
This is a continued examination on my thesis work from OCAD, visit my Website and check out “Ancestral Overlap” for more.
“The Void” is wired at the back and ready to hang. For an additional $200 you can add a handmade maple wood floating frame. Choose raw or white and let us know when we connect.
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