Oil on canvas board
11" x 14"
It can be a relief to do more abstracted work, letting things be messy & somewhat vague. I'm really fascinated by the idea/signifier of something vs something as it is in itself. In this i saw some kind of elaborately masked figure... I wonder often what things would be like now if native tribes had kept out European settlers..i imagined someone masked and shooing and scaring off invaders. That the mask and headress is not based off any actual tribal wear is curious to me...its a vague notion...like how a middle schooler draws boobs to signify this general idea of boobs, not their actual experience of it. Maybe i am more curious about what it means to think 'literally' than i am of actual literal facts.