Series 4. Prayer.

In the process of creating this body of work I focused on those aspects of my family experience that had the deepest effect and developed a visual language to convey it to the viewer. I used old family photos as a starting point to represent the specifics of my experience and then merged or juxtaposed them with catholic iconography in an effort to raise the work to a mythical level that the viewer with no obvious personal connection to the material can relate to.

Untitled
Untitled

Oil on panel. 7" x 5"

Our Finest Hour
Our Finest Hour

Oil on panel. 20" x 16"

Untitled
Untitled

Oil on panel. 3 x 4" x 21/2"

Bride (mother)
Bride (mother)

Oil on panel. 17" x 16"

Pelican
Pelican

Oil on panel. 14" x 13"

Groom (father)
Groom (father)

Oil on panel. 27" x 18"

Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow
Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow

Oil on panel. 27" x 18"

The Wedding (cousins)
The Wedding (cousins)

Oil on panel. 26" x 32"

Prayer 2
Prayer 2

Oil on panel. 17" x 17"

Patrick
Patrick

Oil on panel. 15" x 10"

Three Boys with Tulips
Three Boys with Tulips

Oil on panel. 151/2" x 19"