Brown, yellow, and gray diptych painting of dying Civil War soldier in log cabin beside faithful dog and World War II era couple in sailor caps playing guitars in a country cemetery by Steven L. Jones
Life During Wartime (Joie de mort)
2 panels; acrylic ink on dyed paper with wood frames
18.75" x 21" / 23.5" x 29"

Rural Ghosts (series)

The theme is life and death in 19th and early 20th century rural America, filtered through the lens of my own dreamscape aesthetic. Images are derived from true events (or conjecture based on true events) discovered through genealogical research. Each is drawn from archives I've labeled "Eros," "Thanatos," and "Hypnos." The palette is derived from the colors of antique photographs.

(Documentation: Tom Van Eynde; collection of Heidi Lang)