A few months ago I completed a series of ten paintings and immediately installed them in the Freeport Square Gallery in Freeport, Maine. The series is entitled “Mummies of the Civil War” and features prominent officers on each side of the fence. There are 5 Union men and 5 Confederate men, each molded into their own mummified form, to be preserved in their history for eternity.
The link between the Civil War images that I’m so drawn to and the history of encaustic paint going back to Egyptian times is what inspired these paintings. They each measure 10″ x 22″ and are on cradled birch.
Today I found out that Abe Lincoln sold– hurray! I’ll be posting more very soon– still working on my website relaunch and on the class schedule and renovation of Sweetland Retreat.