I Want to Believe Series

I Want to Believe Series

This series of small oil painted plaques recalls the almost fetishistic religious imagery of beautiful young children with rapturous gazes in the throes of supplication that fascinated me as a child. They were appealing for their beauty while also being shame-inducing because I knew I would never believe so fully and gorgeously. 

Throughout the years, I have met others with another marvelous belief: that in the supernatural world with its many wondrous beings. I recognized the desire, indeed, the passion of these believers to display and share this otherworldly belief. It reminded me of religion.

The fervency of both these beliefs is combined in the series, I Want to Believe. I wish to explore not only the belief in the fantastic, but also the fantastic believer himself in a mash-up that both Fox Mulder and my own mother could recognize and believe in.  

Gnashie

Gnashie

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Little Holy Braids

Little Holy Braids

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Little Holy Braids (sideview)

Little Holy Braids (sideview)

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Sweet Little 5eyes

Sweet Little 5eyes

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Little Beauty Horns

Little Beauty Horns

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Petite Blue

Petite Blue

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Fervent Dearie

Fervent Dearie

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Pieter

Pieter

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Birdie

Birdie

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Little Pioneer Girl

Little Pioneer Girl

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Greenie

Greenie

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

Pee Jay

Pee Jay

3 x 5 inches

Oil on pine, resin, velvet

I Want to Believe (detail)

I Want to Believe (detail)

Plaques in Progress

Plaques in Progress