Thursday Night Wizard Slam
I create oil paintings illustrating the narratives I create with the people around me. This series of works delves into the characters that my friends and I created during the coronavirus pandemic that has dizzied the lives of many over the course of 2020 and 2021. We meet every Sunday for our weekly role-playing sessions, putting together narratives and pretending to be somewhere else. In the early months, we sat around a table. Later, we settled on calling each other.
“I’ll take my fantasy problems over these any day” – and like that, you’re living for the continuation of a tale.
I worked in diptychs for this series to emphasize the collaborative nature of this kind of storytelling. The panels themselves work together to create one full piece. I applied gold leaf in concert with this format, heightening the sense of myth to sanctify these characters, and the unseen presence of my friends.
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