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2020-24 | Plastic

With acrylic allowing me to work quickly through ideas, this series functioned as a testing ground to establish new symbols and ways of creating space in an image. Likely an artifact of my hazardous occupation at a trainyard during that time, there is an edge of violence and spectacle to many of the paintings.

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, minor event with curtained flames, 2024, oil on canvas, 16"x12"

minor event with curtained flames, 2024, oil on canvas, 16"x12"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event behind curtain, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event behind curtain, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with Elaine, 2022, oil on canvas, 16"x12"

minor event with Elaine, 2022, oil on canvas, 16"x12", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with Elaine in alizarin, 2022, oil on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with Elaine in alizarin, 2022, oil on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with ring and fabric, 2024, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with ring and fabric, 2024, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event at rest, 2024, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event at rest, 2024, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with yard in flames, 2023, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with yard in flames, 2023, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with 397, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with 397, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with decapitation, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with decapitation, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with collar, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with collar, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in the stix, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event in the stix, 2022, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event through rings, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event through rings, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event through teeth, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event through teeth, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with crosses, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with crosses, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with rabbit, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7""

minor event with rabbit, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with fours, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with fours, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in rings, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event in rings, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with arm up, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with arm up, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with bat, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with bat, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with creeper, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with creeper, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with train, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with train, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event over radar absorbing material, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event over radar absorbing material, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event of disbelief, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event of disbelief, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with cleaver, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with cleaver, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with cross hairs in snowstorm, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with cross hairs in snowstorm, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with devil, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with devil, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with ermine, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with ermine, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with pipe, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with pipe, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with sheltered hole, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with sheltered hole, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with yawn, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7",

minor event with yawn, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with grumpy iceberg, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with grumpy iceberg, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with singing iceberg, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with singing iceberg, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event in rage, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event in rage, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with Caspar, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with Caspar, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with David, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with David, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with abbey, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with abbey, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with dog, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with dog, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event at nativity, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event at nativity, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with Peter, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with Peter, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with Judith, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with Judith, 2020, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

Franklin Ratliff, minor event on a hill, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event on a hill, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7", not available

Franklin Ratliff, minor event with injured bird, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

minor event with injured bird, 2021, acrylic on plastic, 9"x7"

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