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2013-14 | Canon

This series marks my earliest exploration into themes of family and ritual. It coincides with my time studying abroad in Italy where I was heavily influenced by the emotions and dramatic light of Baroque painting. For these works, art was a ritual through which I canonized my connection to significant family members and friends. I also began to experiment with blurring parts of the image, something that would continue to run through series that followed.

In cases where a work did not perfectly fit the themes of a series, I placed that work according to date. I placed these less related works at the bottom of the page.

Franklin Ratliff, martyrdom of Saint somebody, 2014, oil on aluminum, 12"x12"

martyrdom of Saint somebody, 2014, oil on aluminum, 12"x12", not available

Franklin Ratliff, madonna and child unthroned, 2014, oil on aluminum, 12"x24"
Franklin Ratliff, madonna and child unthroned, 2014, oil on aluminum, 12"x24"

madonna and child unthroned, 2014, oil on aluminum, 12"x24", not available

Franklin Ratliff, noli me tangere, 2014, oil on canvas, 32"x24"

noli me tangere, 2014, oil on canvas, 32"x24", not available

Franklin Ratliff, point of contact, 2014, oil on paper, 32"x24"

point of contact, 2014, oil on paper, 32"x24", not available

Franklin Ratliff, witness projection (u. f. o.), 2014, oil on paper, 22"x30"

witness projection (u. f. o.), 2014, oil on paper, 22"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, pantokrator, 2014, oil on canvas, 32"x24"

pantokrator, 2014, oil on canvas, 32"x24", not available

Franklin Ratliff, witness projection (u. f. o.) in grey, 2014, oil on canvas, 24"x16"

witness projection (u. f. o.) in grey, 2014, oil on canvas, 24"x16", not available

Franklin Ratliff, labor in grey, 2014, oil on canvas, 24"x16"

labor in grey, 2014, oil on canvas, 24"x16", not available

Franklin Ratliff, portrait after Burke (Chico), 2013, charcoal on paper, 30"x22"

portrait after Burke (Chico), 2013, charcoal on paper, 30"x22", not available

Franklin Ratliff, portrait after Burke (Maggy with hand), 2013, charcoal on paper, 22"x30"

portrait after Burke (Maggy with hand), 2013, charcoal on paper, 22"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, portrait after Burke (Maggy), 2013, charcoal on paper, 22"x30"

portrait after Burke (Maggy), 2013, charcoal on paper, 22"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, portrait after Burke (Maggy hand), 2013, charcoal on paper, 22"x30"

portrait after Burke (Maggy hand), 2013, charcoal on paper, 22"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, portrait after Burke (dad), 2013, charcoal on paper, 30"x22"

portrait after Burke (dad), 2013, charcoal on paper, 30"x22"

Franklin Ratliff, portrait after Burke (Chico blown out), 2013, charcoal on paper, 30"x22"

portrait after Burke (Chico blown out), 2013, charcoal on paper, 30"x22"

Franklin Ratliff, dad with candle, 2013, oil on board, 24"x32"

dad with candle, 2013, oil on board, 24"x32"

Franklin Ratliff, dad holding candle, 2013, oil on paper, 22"x30"

dad holding candle, 2013, oil on paper, 22"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, dad with blown candle, 2013, oil on paper, 22"x30"

dad with blown candle, 2013, oil on paper, 22"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, dim candle, 2013, oil on paper, 44"x30"

dim candle, 2013, oil on paper, 44"x30"

Franklin Ratliff, portrait in burnt sienna, 2013, oil on paper, 30"x22"

portrait in burnt sienna, 2013, oil on paper, 30"x22"

Franklin Ratliff, Maggy with lamp, 2013, oil on paper, 30"x22"

Maggy with lamp, 2013, oil on paper, 30"x22"

Franklin Ratliff, birth 1 (Brayden), 2013, oil on paper, 30"x22"

birth 1 (Brayden), 2013, oil on paper, 30"x22"

Franklin Ratliff, birth 2 (Brayden), 2013, oil on paper, 22"x30"

birth 2 (Brayden), 2013, oil on paper, 22"x30"

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