digital collage on panel. 2020
These pieces are from my series The Land of House, in which a half inch tall dog named Cecil, sets off bravely into uncertain times. The series began at the beginning of March 2020, in response to the horrific spread of the Coronavirus, and the necessary quarantining and social distancing that followed. The intention is to bring hope, levity and encouragement in this difficult time. Underlying the series, is one of my favorite passages from the Tao Te Ching. Lao Tzu says "Without going outside, you may know the whole world. Without looking through the window, you may see the ways of heaven. The further you go, the less you know. " Cecil wishes you health and hope.
This digital collage on wood panel is a culmination of photography, digital painting and some multi-media overlay.
The spread of coronavirus has upended my art practice in a wondrous way. From chaos and destruction, the soil always turns rich for creative expression and problem solving. In this vacuum of limitation, I have discovered boundless possibility. Speaking to the theme of quarantine and confinement, I have decided to play with scale to reframe the inevitable. Cecil the Dog, my half inch tall muse and subject, sets off bravely in uncertain times, into the wide and unknown Land of House.