Margaret Ann Withers :: Curious Landscapes

My Adrift series is a collection of surreal ocean landscapes.  Attached to the painting is a three-dimensional sculptural object of driftwood that contains HO-scale people, a car and telephone poles.  This sculptural object is attached to the linen with magnets. In the sky I’ve painted an apparatus that is part botanical and part mechanical.   It floats above the ocean in the sky, and is just out of reach of the humans who are left, floating on the driftwood, where it seems that something might occur, or has already occurred, and now, the consequence is being played out and they are set to repeat the narrative assigned to them.

cowgirl barracuda
2016
flashe paint, ink, acrylic gouache on linen; sculptural object: N-scale small people,Plymouth Barracuda, telephone poles on driftwood
65"x78"x5"
11500.00

Made while on residency at MASS MoCA