Visual Anthropology Narratives

 

Protest Singers.

Encaustic wax on wood panel, 24x18

The Black Lives Matter movement has many of us listening to the soundtracks of the 1960’s and 1970’s and realizing that too little has changed.

Bob Marley gave us Redemption Song, Get Up, Stand Up, and One Love. Dylan wrote two dozen protest songs from 1961-1964, including Blowin in the Wind, Emmett Till, and The Times They Are a-Changing. Nina Simone's civil rights anthems, including To Be Young, Gifted and Black and  Mississippi Goddamn, were banned in many cities.

Come senators, congressmen

Please heed the call …

The battle outside ragin'

Will soon shake your windows

And rattle your walls…

 

From The Times They Are a-Changin’ released by Bob Dylan.1964.

These words....still ring true today.

Nina Simone- Don't Let Me be Misunderstood, Encaustic. 24x18x2
Nina Simone- Don't Let Me be Misunderstood, Encaustic. 24x18x2
Bob Dylan- Tangled Up in Blue, Encaustic, 24x18x1
Bob Dylan- Tangled Up in Blue, Encaustic, 24x18x1

Native Women Warriors.   Encaustic wax on wood panel, 16x20

These portraits honor 19th century indigenous women who fought alongside men to protect their people,and they became leaders in their tribes. Lozen was an Apache who learned the ways of the warriors and joined forces with Geronimo. Running Eagle was a highly respected member of the Piegan Tribe of the Blackfeet Nation, and Buffalo Calf Woman, Cheyenne, was known for knocking Custer off his horse at the Battle of Bighorn.  These are stories that need to be told. They embody American resilience

Buffalo Calf Running Woman, Encaustic Wa
Buffalo Calf Running Woman, Encaustic Wa
Running Eagle, Encaustic, 20x16
Running Eagle, Encaustic, 20x16
Lozen, Encaustic, 20x16x1
Lozen, Encaustic, 20x16x1
Bob Marley- One Love. Encaustic wax, 24x18x2
Bob Marley- One Love. Encaustic wax, 24x18x2
Zoom Baby- Dylan, Acrylic
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Zoom Baby TJ, acrylic, Alison Fullerton
Zoom Baby Rowan, acrylic, Alison Fullert
Zoom Baby Roman, acrylic, Alison Fullert
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“Zoom Babies is about families coping with the pandemic. I wanted to capture this extraordinary period of time, so I asked friends to send me their family zoom videos. Each painting is a screen shot from actual video footage. These faces will grace a giant zoom screen installation that will be exhibited in Nashville July 2021.It was an honor to see through the eyes of these children and to hear their families' stories.

Acrylic, 12x12 each

The Healers.   Encaustic wax on wood panel, 16x16

This series portrays the blending of eastern and western medicine. Chinese, Ayurveda, and spiritual healing have all played a role in my life alongside traditional western medicine. 

 

"iNyanga," "PanchaKarma,"  "Chi," and "The Healer." 

iNyanga, African Spiritual Healer. 16x16
iNyanga, African Spiritual Healer. 16x16
The Healer. Encaustic. 16x16
The Healer. Encaustic. 16x16
Panchakarma, Ayurveda Healer. Encaustic. 16x16
Panchakarma, Ayurveda Healer. Encaustic. 16x16
Qi-Chinese Healer. Encaustic. 16x16
Qi-Chinese Healer. Encaustic. 16x16
Killarney man in Tweed Cap
Killarney man in Tweed Cap
Galway Girl
Galway Girl
Dublin Man in Walking Hat
Dublin Man in Walking Hat

Irish Eyes.   Watercolor, pen & ink on paper, 9x12.

No one's a stranger in Ireland. I loved how friendly everyone in Ireland is, and that 'there's a smile in their eyes.' Images inspired by photos from Irish street photographer Tim Bingham @public_lens.  

 

Into the Wilderness.   Photo encaustic on wood, 9x12.

Digitally-altered images embellished with encaustic paint. These are in response to the COVID 19 pandemic.  

 

into the wilderness IV
into the wilderness IV

digital photo encaustic

into  the wilderness I
into the wilderness I
into the wilderness II
into the wilderness II
into the wilderness III
into the wilderness III
Vetted Souls I
Vetted Souls I
Vetted Souls II
Vetted Souls II

Vetted Souls.   Encaustic and ink on wood, 8x8.

From photos by Leroy Skalstad, a formerly homeless Vietnam veteran.

"I believe most folks don't realize how complex homelessness is. I was someone affected by my military experience as I waited for a decision from the Veterans Administration. Some are folks and families were living paycheck to paycheck. Some are affected by their substance abuse." - Leroy Skalstad.