"The Dust Surfer" Painting by Chelsea Owens

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Painting: Oil on Wood.

This oil painting is one of several new works in my most current series inspired by the Burning Man Festival 2015, "Carnival of Mirrors". After a 15 year hiatus of living abroad and raising a family, I returned home to the dusty Playa in Black Rock City, NV for a life-changing, re-birthing experience. It was apparently the dustiest and coldest year the festival has faced in a long time, however I embraced it with love and massive participation. The event paved a road of ongoing inspiration after seeing the flood of photos that Burners posted on Instagram. Imagery that particularly inspired me the most were of characters and portraits in their supreme moments. Photographing directly from the computer gave the images a natural abstraction of pixels and challenged me further to enhance a moment that vanished into eventual dust. Painting this series has also inevitably kept the connectivity of the community of this festival very much alive; immortalizing the beauty of it all.


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"The Dust Surfer"

Chelsea Owens

United States

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Size: 40 W x 60 H x 1 in

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