"Through the Woods" – Victoria Skellan
– Personal Narrative, Tales, and Memory–
Light Grey Art Lab 5th year anniversary exhibition
tobeyou is a special exhibition featuring 100 international illustrators, designers, and makers of all types. The exhibition celebrates individuals within the creative community, showcasing the beauty of personal narratives, stories, memory, and diversity. Each artist has created new work that emphasizes their practice, style, personality, and uniqueness through hand-pulled screen prints, framed original paintings, zines, small sculptures, photographs and more.
tobeyou is on display March 3rd - April 15th, 2017.
You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.
Through the woods
A childhood memory of adventure and the macabre
18" x 12"
About this piece:
We’ve been walking for hours, the river is cold around us but the evening air is still warm. As we climb the banking with our nets and bags we emerge through the trees into a field, we want to stop and eat our snacks but then we spot it. There’s not much left now, just bones and a scattering of fur. It is terrifying and fascinating, we creep closer to investigate, to us this is like something from a book – the beginning of an adventure, some dark creature may jump out at any minute and chase us away. Nothing else comes out of the dark but the leaves rustle and we feel suddenly as though many little eyes are watching. We leave some time later, not brave enough to stay and unwilling to disturb the bones. Later we sit in the car and regale my mother with tales of our adventure; I ask her if she thinks it was wolves. She only laughs and reminds me there are no longer wolves in England, but I am not convinced, I think that if there are still wolves here they must be hidden and that one day I will find them. Sometime after I dream of the bones again and there is still something in the woods, but it is a patient something and it will wait.
About this artist:
I'm a freelance illustrator from Cheshire, England. I love green tea and adventures. The themes I always seem to find recurring in my work are the supernatural, childhood and adventure.
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