Another World Inside the Walls (2012)

Another World Inside the Walls recalls a fantasy world to which I would dream of escaping through the wall of my bedroom when I was a child. I wanted to evoke both the landscape as well as the emotional dream-like quality. A large grasshopper in the second panel invites looking for images and their juxtaposition. Throughout I’ve included images of Alice and the Caterpillar, famous of his “Who are you?” question, a series of 19th century European houses, a farmer woman holding back a cow in Julien Dupre’s painting In The Pasture, as well various passages from books regarding childhood, emotional development, and the role of imagination.

The style here reflects my research at the time into the work of Joan Mitchell and Willem de Kooning. Despite the strength of the influences, this was one of first paintings where I truly and deeply felt involved and invested in the process.

48 in by 80 in, acrylic and mixed media on masonite, 2012.

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Sliced Dreams (2011)

sculpture by Chris Lockhart

This piece was created for a found object assignment in Sculpture I at Brevard College. At a second hand shop, I found a home deli meat slicer and knew that I had my object. The quote-shaped part that housed the gears inspired the rest of the design. The metal guard at the bottom has a unique reflective quality, like seeing things through a dream-like haze that mixes past and present. The plywood circles are curved to resemble slices of pepperoni, referring back to the object’s original purpose.

20 in by 18 in by 9 in, acrylic paint, plywood, food slicer parts, 2011.