Karrie Arthurs, "Revenant Portraits, Sleeping Ghosts," 2016
Karrie Arthurs, "Revenant Portraits, Sleeping Ghosts," 2016, mixed media on antique charcoal paper, 20” x 16”
Opening Reception October 22, 2016 1-4 pm / Artist Talk 2 pm
Karrie Arthurs: Revenant Portraits
Revenant Portraits is a series that examines the personal stories of 19th century North American settlers and prairie dwellers. Original 19th century charcoal portraits have been altered and drawn upon with ink and charcoal to create narratives for these lives that existed at one point in the past, and the ghosts that now exist in their place. The fragility of the paper that survived the years reflects the fading stories that diminish over time.