I was born (1972), raised, and still live in Nashville, TN. For over a decade, I have utilized Civil War era photographs to make paintings to help illustrate my exploration of significant contemporary issues, both personal and universal. My father’s death when I was sixteen forced my hand to seriously consider my mortality, which led to a long investigation into my spiritual core and what it means to be human. The work has never been specifically about the Civil War, but I have found the war’s imagery ideal for symbolic storytelling, dealing with themes of courage, woundedness, family, faith, and ego.
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