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Linda Mitchell’s mixed media paintings and installations are populated by animals, both real and imagined. In these narrative works, the animals often become surrogates for human beings and their emotional lives. Some of the animal figures speak directly to the child within and the vulnerable, delicate places of the viewer’s own past.
The highly textured pieces are made with painted and photographic images, fabric, wood, glass, and found objects. They coalesce into intricate and surreal scenes, reflecting life’s emotional complexity. Poetic meaning emerges from the broken, the castoff, and the unassuming. By working intuitively, the artist layers materials and images, leading the viewer into compelling narratives through dream-like scenarios.