Family Portraits

“Family Portraits” explores the language of the family unit and the dynamics of familial relationships and birth order. Based on Conklin’s personal history from family photos documenting holidays, daily life and moments in time, this body of work provokes memories that are vivid and evocative, yet also fleeting. Capturing the traces of fading memories, Conklin offers an original perspective on the experience of the isolation of the individual from the self, family, and society.

The Girls | 14" x 11", Oil on Panel
Tides Arisin' | 16" x 12”, Oil on Panel
Chrissey & Sara & Boo | 11" x 14", Oil on Panel
The Conklins | 16" x 20", Oil on Panel
Bonfire | 16" x 20", Oil on Panel
The Gathering | 24" x 24", Oil on Panel
Six Feet Planted | 8” x 8”, Oil on Panel
Garden Shot with Circles | 14" x 14", Oil on Panel
Standing By | 8” x 16, Oil on Panel
First Day of School | 9" x 12", Oil on Panel
Lake Dunmore | 12" x 16", Oil on Panel