We are so thrilled to be featuring newly represented artist Petecia Le Fawnhawk's Desert Elements in our front gallery from May 17 - June 10th, 2017. Le Fawnhawk is a multimedia artist whose body of work consists of sculptural and video installation, land art and drawings. We are featuring a series of graphite drawings on paper that are dense with skilled detailed and leave the viewer inspired and surprised that she is completely self taught.
Le Fawnhawk comes from Irish, German and Cherokee descent, her work is deeply informed by her roots. Her interest in nature stems from her early childhood where she would often explore abandoned spaces and would polish scavenged rocks and stones. She found inspiration in discarded relics that left an imprint early on and continues to influence her work.
"I have an overwhelming urge to pick up a certain stick, stone or bone because of some undefined beauty or unique character and take it home with me. I want to understand what it is that I find beautiful about these natural objects. Why do they hold such a place of honor? If I studied them closely enough, analyzing their structure and anatomy of existence out of context, and draw them big enough, I might understand my spiritual connection and relationship to something beyond them."
Le Fawnhawk's ability to portray her subjects stripped from their inessential elements with such microscopic detail on a macroscopic scale leaves you wanting more. In fact when we received her 40 x 30 inch drawings we asked if she had ever worked in a larger format. When she said that she had thought about it but, had not approached a larger scale yet we asked her to consider premiering her largest piece yet in her first solo show with us at Modern West Fine Art.
Petecia Le Fawnhawk delivered Old Coyote Spirit, 64 x 44 inches. We were completely blown away and honored that she took upon herself the challenge to work larger. Desert Elements will be on view through June 10th and is an exhibition you will not want to miss, a must see in person.