Animism Gallery

Image index, from top left: Deer Spirit, Trapped Fly, Escaping Heat, Face the Primal Mask, Fire Spirit, Raven Dances, Recedes, Red Stage, Trapped, Willow, The World Turtle, Frog Spirit

Primal and Spiritual

Paintings in the Animism gallery study elements of human, animal and spiritual nature. Animism is the belief that all things in nature have souls; trees, animals, storms, etc. are all “alive.” These souls may exist apart from their physical presence, and reflect the strength/health of their corporeal counterparts. This artwork attempts to capture the essence of those nature spirits — without regard for accurate depiction of the physical form.