DISCARDED SERIES

The First Five

Digital Medium • 5000× 5000 px

Those who know me might be aware of the fact that my mom comes from a very large family - eleven siblings comprised of 10 girls and 1 boy. This is a portrait of the first five of the Schreiner clan - inspired by a photo taken outside the family farm house in rural Medford, Wisconsin circa 1940. The farmhouse was built by my maternal great great grandfather. Pictured left to right are my aunties, Lolly, Milly, Rita and Angie (the twins) and Bunny. Love my family!

The Discarded Series

Antique snap shots spurred my Discarded series of works. Over years of browsing. I’d often find myself sifting through bins of black and whites, and polaroids, looking carefully at each person and wondering who they were, and how they ended up for sale like that. I decided to start a series of paintings featuring these images. I’ve worked in multiple mediums for this series, including transparent watercolor, encaustic and collage.

The Family Farm

The First Five

Picture Day

Arrivals

Ellis Island

Hot All Nite

Victoria

Strings

Awaiting

Farfalla

Family Portrait

Remember the day…

The Girls Team

Faded Chalkboard Memories

Sordid

Enclosed

First Bloom

Jim Dandy

Last Regrets

Reconsider

The Spinster Sisters

Ginny remembers it different

It’s up to her

And then I lost it

The Spinster Sisters Do Mexico