gallery of bones

“New Home”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Watercolor Pencils, Ink Pencils, Graphite, Colored Pencil and Gel Pen on Hot-pressed Watercolor Paper, 9 inches by 12 inches (approx. 13 inches by 16 inches framed)

This piece is included in the “Flesh & Bone” group exhibition at BeinArt Gallery in Melbourne, Australia that opens tonight!

For purchase inquiries, please email:

sales@beinart.org

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March event photos are up!

Here’s Dreamsnatcher - everyone’s favourite anxious little skelecat. Their favourite food is nightmares, followed by egg mcmuffins.

I had an absolute blast playing this screechy little monster! This event was an “alternate universe” one-off wherein we played “guardians” of our main characters. Some folks opted for parents, or for alternate reality versions of their PCs. I played a future version of Lu'Shin with an even MORE tragic backstory (because why the heck not???)

5 gold stars, I had an excellent time.

Photo credit goes to Benjamin!

European starling siblings from my “Flesh Blood Bone” exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery!

“Attached”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Ink Wash, Graphite, Colored Pencils, Gel Pen and Acrylic on Mixed Media Paper, 8.5 inches by 11.75 inches (14 ¾ inches by 11 ½ inches framed).

For purchase inquiries about this show, please contact: sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

A self portrait as a fawn for my “Flesh Blood Bone” family-based series. Now on display at Corey Helford Gallery:

“The Second”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Ink Wash, Graphite, Colored Pencil, Gel Pen and Acrylic on Mixed Media Paper, 20 inches by 24 inches (23 inches by 27 inches framed).

For purchase inquiries, please contact sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

It’s the last couple weeks of my solo exhibition, ‘Flesh Blood Bone’, at Corey Helford Gallery and a few works are still available for purchase!

Below:

“Self-inflicted”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Ink Wash, Graphite, Colored Pencils and Gel Pen on Mixed Media Paper, 20 inches by 20 inches (23 inches by 23 inches framed).

This beautiful piece is one of the few that are still purchasable!

For Inquires of my available pieces from the show please contact:

sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

For over a century the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy has been fascinating and terrifying visitors with its massive cram of reconstructed animal skeletons. Established in 1898 in an effort to preserve a number of then-scattered scientific collections, the multi-floor galleries of fossils and bones present one of the most wide-ranging and comprehensive presentations of natural artifacts in the world. The museum is divided into two separate galleries, each with a staggering collection. The Gallery of Paleontology is filled with amazingly complete fossils and most impressively, a number of massive dinosaur skeletons arrayed amongst the buildings ornate glass and iron architecture. However the real show piece of the museum is the Gallery of Comparative Anatomy. In this section of the museum, over 1,000 animal skeletons are packed literally wall to wall in the massive gallery. The remains of each beast are faced in the same direction creating the illusion of an undead stampede as visitors enter the space. Horses, elephants, large cats and any number of other creatures are represented in the giant bone collection. 📸: Photo regrammed from the intrepid @mondaymorningturningback

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The largest piece for my show, “Flesh Blood Bone” at Corey Helford Gallery during the month of November:

“When the First Became Divine”, 2016, Ballpoint Pen, Ink Pencils, Ink Wash, Graphite, Colored Pencils and Gel Pen on Mixed Media Paper, 24 inches by 40 inches (27 ¾ inches by 43 ½ inches framed).

For purchase inquiries, please contact sherri@coreyhelfordgallery.com

Since this piece includes all of my immediate family members, myself included, I felt it was important to yet again add my artist statement for the show below:

Flesh Blood Bone:

Animals have always been an essential part of storytelling, symbolism, and spirituality. I am continuing this tradition by producing works centered around fauna to tell stories that relate to creation, mortality, the violence of nature, and my personal life.

Flesh Blood Bone is my first attempt to acknowledge, and accept, aspects of my personal history that have caused me anxiety and heartache. As in my previous work, all subjects are depicted as animals. The series of narrative works centers around my immediate family, and the interactions and emotions that occur between the four members. Recently, I felt that I could finally address these feelings on paper. I have illustrated my separation from the issues presented in Flesh Blood Bone by depicting them as otherworldly, divine animals that exist in a habitat removed from reality. The four family members, which includes myself, become abstracted versions of themselves

I plan on continuing to center my work around aspects of my life and past. I am seeking freedom from my anxiety through my artwork.