Visitation

Chakila Hoskins's avatar Chakila Hoskins

My piece "Visitation" depicts After-Death-Communication (ADC). Along with the Ancient Greeks, Christianity considers the butterfly as a “symbol of the soul.” Other cultures such as Japanese, Greek and Minoan, Roman, Mexico, Native Americans in Mexico (Aztec), Russia, and Germany also associate the butterfly with the soul. I believe that art should be obtainable and enjoyed by everyone; therefore my work is meant to be all-inclusive and interactive. Although there are no textural elements within the paintings themselves, I have taken certain features from the paintings to generate the interactive aspect. I have created two wood paneled gravestones. The names on the stones are hand sculpted Braille dots and the dates of birth and departure are carved Roman Numerals. Through this work I am encouraging the sense of touch.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 3 3/4 in
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
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  • Year created: 2015
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