My largest painting to date, Whisper, was accepted into Fort Smith’s Regional Art Museum (RAM) Annual Invitational Show. The theme is Metamorphosis.
At first glance, a painting of a cow doesn’t seem to have any parallels with the theme, does it?
It’s not the subject, but the medium. Whisper is 22 x 30″ and entirely painted with bone pigments. The bones were once part of a living, breathing animal. They underwent transformation (metamorphosis) in the fire to become black (char) and white (ash). I made a watercolor paint from those and then painted Whisper.
RAM Exhibit Information
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
Metamorphosis on exhibit February 4 – May 22, 2022
1601 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Hours: 11 – 6 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays
Phone: (479) 784-2787