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Reach Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 
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Climb Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 
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Dorothy Norris Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 
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Daniel King Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 
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Melissa Dulla Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 
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Family Branch Oil on Paper 2020

During the shutdown, I decided to document the history of my family. Inspired by a "23 and Me" test finding out my children were 53.9% Northwestern European and 45.4% Sub-Saharan African, I set about sleuthing back in time as far as possible, speaking to living relatives and connecting some unexpected dots to create a growing family tree. I painted portraits where I could and story details where no likenesses existed. In my exploration, I found both tragedy and dignity in my own ordinary family's American melting pot.

 
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Family Tree Oil on Paper 2020

 
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My Rock Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 
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Vancouver Rock Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 
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Skehekin Rock Oil on Paper 23"w x 23"h 2020

 
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Rhea Oil on Linen 20"w x 24"h 2020

 
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Tiana Oil on Linen 9"w x 12"h 2020

 
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Cayman Hedge Oil on Linen 24"h x36"w 2020

 
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Wild Violets Oil on Linen 24"h x36"w 2020

 
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Tule Tree Oil on Linen 24" h x 30" h 2020

 
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Rainbow Falls 1  Oil on Paper 30"w x 40"h 2020

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Rainbow Falls 2 Oil on Paper 30"w x 40"h 2020

 
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Tree Tops 1 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

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Tree Tops 2 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 
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Tree Tops 3 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2019

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Tree Tops 4 Oil on Paper 9"w x 9"h 2020

 

Ponderosa Pine

Oil on Paper 22'w x 30"h 2020

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