I want to see if I can get this blurry ink effect to translate on larger pieces. This is about 8x12. The arrangement of objects is random, I think a more calculated placement is necessary to justify their presence.
Known for creating fraught environments that are both inviting and menacing, Henricksen’s work is the combination of opposing forces- the past and present, horror and absurdity, the comic and the tragic, high and low culture. The thread and ink of his canvases are imbued with a complex ambiguity that pushes the images beyond any definitive cultural context. Juxtaposing illustrations of historical events with familiar contemporary images, Henricksen’s work invites you to step into a shamanistic world of non-linear narrative and mythic time. Each canvas is a silkscreened fable in gold ink and meticulously hand embroidered thread. Henricksen explains, “Combining eastern ideas with western images- the large canvases are symbolic labyrinths of the cosmos. The western images loosely represent the Hindu Trimurti- with a creator, a destroyer and a maintainer. They are representations of a troubled world with disturbing human behavior- destroying the unknown, protecting or creating the familiar, and maintaining the balance of disturbance” - thru Oct 5