Alexandra Ponca Stock
Study in Green, Osage County, 2020
Oil on canvas
During the 2020 pandemic, I started a series of landscapes at my family’s farm on our original allotment. Looking at nature, I was reminded that animals, plants, humans and structures grow up and fall back down. While I studied the greenness of the land and reflected on these cycles, I felt myself come to the only calm I had felt for months. The paintings I made from this time are artifacts of my appreciation and processing of this understanding and talismans of my deep love and gratitude for the Osage; our land, tribe, power, resilience, and the resilience and power of my family.
The pieces are also contemplations on color: the nature of color and the physiological, healing effect immersive color can have on the human being.
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