Created for an art exhibit titled "Blood at the Glove," at the Surplus Gallery in Carbondale, IL. This piece was crafted with imagination, fun, acrylic, and is on canvas.
The Skinwalker series is a captivating exploration into the realm of children's nightmares, utilizing an intense and foreboding color scheme. While the subject matter may be unsettling, it serves as a means of portraying the Navajo Dine "boogie man" known as Skinwalkers. In Navajo folklore, Skinwalkers were once respected medicine people and healers who succumbed to the corruption of their own powers, endowed with the ability to shape shift and transform into deformed animals and spirits.
Perhaps by some twist of fate, or by providing an outlet for negativity, this is the third painted being that has found their place on my studio canvases. Embracing spontaneity and ominous energy to reflect in the show “Blood at the Glove,” I opted for the use of acrylic paint, enabling a hastened approach and allowing for quick drying times. Within the pages of my sketchbook lie several other embodiments of these mysterious entities, destined to find a presence in our reality, whether as mere playful figments or as omens yet to be discovered.