Portfolio > Ghostlight

Moving On
Ochre, limonite, terre verte, lapis lazuli, caput mortuum, cochineal, bone black, lapis lazuli, and tiger's eye on paper
12x18"
2019
Maybe it Thinks That You're a Ghost
Black walnut ink, oak gall ink, woad, malachite, tiger's eye, cochineal, and lapis lazuli on paper
12x18"
2019
Unmade
Cochineal, ochre, lapis lazuli, malachite, and caput mortuum on paper
12x18"
2019
Spilling the Ashes
Cochineal, ochre, terre verte, black walnut, lapis lazuli, malachite, and tigers eye on paper
12x18"
2019
Ghostlight
Caput mortuum, ochre, azurite, gold, and nero roma on paper
12x18"
2019
Snakes for Hands
Ochre, limonite, malachite, Mayan blue, black walnut ink, tiger's eye, cochineal, and bone black on paper
12x18"
2019
Luck of the Draw
Cochineal, grape vine black, gold, black walnut, ochre, coral, vivianite, and malachite on paper
12x18"
2019
Eyeing
Woad, black walnut, cochineal, malachite, ochre, lapis lazuli, and nero roma on paper
12x18"
2019
Dialtone
Grape vine black, elk bone black, azurite, malachite, ochre, gold, and tigers eye on paper
12x18"
2019
Can't Find an Outlet
Limonite, ochre, woad, grape vine black, and malachite on paper
12x18"
2019
A Souvenir to Remember me By
Mayan blue, woad, azurite, gold, ochre, malachite, tigers eye, limonite, gold, and black walnut on paper
12x18"
2019
By a Thread
Ochre, terre verte, vivianite, caput mortuum, nero roma, and burnt umber on paper
12x18"
2019

"A ‘ghost light’ is a light that is placed on a stage after a show ends and the theater is closed. There are multiple versions of why and how this superstition came about, but my favorite is that it is to appease the ghosts in the theater so that they can perform once everyone has left.

I have always loved the concept of simultaneous realities; ones that may exist in memory, personal association, dreams, fantasies, or maybe even the afterlife. I don’t know what I believe in spiritually, but the one thing I firmly believe in is energy. I believe that energy could have roots in superstition and ghost tales in the same sense that I believe in polar magnetic energy, in electricity, and in the nature of rocks, trees, and our ever shifting world. These paintings make note of these different forms of energy, from the image based representations to the materials themselves.”