This painting is my first in several years. It explores familial relationship with stylistic elements carried over from the owl series
and influenced by images of prehistoric Australian rain gods or “Wandjina”.
These owls were drawn with pencil on large live-edge pine boards that my husband saved in the barn for many years.
The natural markings of the wood inspired fluid and frightening creatures to appear (no fault of my own!).
The first three vertical panels depict the owl struggling with otherworldly beings.
In the final horizontal panel, she frees herself.