OUIJA

Ouija Mint Tin

This was a super fun commission – someone mailed me this tin and asked for a scene. This is a story to which I keep returning.

Ouija scene open

Ouija work in progress

Ouija scene

Here’s the “wanna get weird fellow” again.

Wanna get weird guy

The Ghost in the Grandmother Clock

Tin box shaped like a house

The inspiration for this comes from family, and in particular, my grandmother.

Rosamond Laurie Doran died before I was born, in Panama.  She was a nurse.

The names on the tombstones belong to the dead raccoons that were killed by cars. They are buried in my yard.

graveyard with tombstones

There is a ghost in the clock – shrouded, because I’ve never met this particular ghost.

inside the haunted house

Ghost in the grandmother clock

Symbols of the Doran Family

Above the bolo knife is a painting my grandmother made.  It’s the only thing I have of hers.  It hangs in my dining room, and she signed it. She was quite beautiful.

Rosamond Doran

I often sense that she looks after me.

Grandma Doran's painting

Tiny paper-cut flowers

 

 

Always

This is for my upcoming show at School 33. The banner reads “Until Death Us Do Part, Yet Forever in the Heart.”  This is an old soap case, which I presume once held soap. This scene shows the initial reunion of dead lovers in the Land of the Dead.