Coming Back

Coming Back
Oil on Deer Skin
The deerhide is stretched like a canvas, with smooth layering of oil brush strokes. The hide chosen for this painting has scarification (actual wounds the deer incurred that left marks on the hide); these blemishes mirror the trauma of the female figure, who is the subject of this work. Coming Back speaks to regaining spatial boundaries to recover from trauma. Unframed; gallery-wrapped deer skin.