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The Sound and the Fury: Landscapes Inspired by the American Deep South


  • Shepherd's Dream 42 E Main St. Ashland, OR (map)

Landscapes evoke memories of more than a simple view. They carry with them the sounds, tastes, smells, and sensory experiences of the past; suggestions and seductions of the future; and the comfort of the now.

After you see Macbeth at the Allen Elizabethan Theater this year, stop by Shepherds Dream to see my paintings inspired by the aftermath of hubris and the lust for power. The landscapes in this series, The Sound and the Fury, are based on memories of the South, specifically the alluvial planes of the Mississippi Delta. The titles of the paintings are quotes from William Faulker’s novel, which references Macbeth’s Tomorrow soliloquy upon Lady Macbeth’s death. Like the imaginary blood of the guilt she cannot wash clean, the Mississippi River metaphorically and literally washes much of the United States clean — of our soil and of our sins — depositing all in the fertile Delta where the wages of power and inequality are paid.

OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday Ashland August 2, 2019
SECOND RECEPTION: First Friday Ashland September 6, 2019