Prilla Smith Brackett

Gallery 2: Dreams of Home

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This work examines the

intermingling of the domestic with

the natural in drawings, monoprints,

and mixed media paintings on panel.

Placing family furniture from

previous eras in forests I have

known creates a narrative

uncertainty I find fascinating. The

domestic in settings showing

nature's violence seems jarring,

although our traditions see forests as

places of make-believe, of solace &

spirituality, of refuge & hidden

secrets. But in the dreams of old

furniture made of forest wood might

there also be dark scenes of family

discord? How do these disparate

domestic & natural elements resolve

shared conflict to arrive at peace at


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