In Loving Memory

by Zacharay Erickson
Artist Statement

Ever since the loss of my father, the ones who were there for me were my family. We helped each other and that’s when I realized that they are the most important people in my life. In this series of paintings, I am preserving the memory of my father and showcasing the bond that I have with my family.
 

My work consists of small intimate still-life paintings that contain objects relating to my family. In the largest still life, I have included a landscape that reflects my father’s enjoyment of the outdoors. Uniting the works is the appearance of my father’s funerary urn in each of the compositions.

 

I continue to be inspired by Duane Keiser’s small paintings of everyday objects and the artist Jim Mullen who combines still life compositions with backgrounds of landscapes that are both observed and imagined.

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"Father's Urn"

9 x 12 in.
Oil Paint

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"Burial Box"

9 x 12 in.
Oil Paint

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"Purrfect Catch"

18 x 24 in.
Oil Paint

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"Fruit for Thought"

9 x 12 in.
Oil Paint

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"Morning Breakfast"

9 x 12 in.
Oil Paint