1. Fragile 1 (Endangered Ocelot, Mexican Grey Wolf, California Condor, Grizzly Bear, Hammerhead Shark, and Leatherhead Sea Turtle) (2020) – acrylic on Mylar; 24 x 36 in.
2. Fragile 2 (Some Endangered Butterflies of the USA) (2020) – acrylic on Mylar; 24 x 36 in.
3. Elmyra – oil on canvas; 24 x 36 in.
4. End of the Reign (2003-2018) – oil on canvas; 24 x 36 in.
Tricia Townes’ work is variously concerned with the fragile state of our environment and the childlike joy and wonder of early interactions with domestic animals, especially dogs and cats. The domestic scenes include still life objects, some of which hold ancestral memories.
© Tricia Townes