Worker Ants & Demise of Benny the Brave each12x12"OP'16
The two 12x12" oils on wood panels are companion paintings which respond to Ragain's poem"Clouds Pile Up North." This long, narrative takes the reader from a quaint summer scene and exposes a raw anger in a child. My approach was to identify with the children, their inquisitiveness, fantastical clouds and a more distant jumping child. The next panel of murky green offers comfort and forgiveness.