“I painted ‘Ghosted’ from a photo I took of a gemsbok diorama at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
I was reminiscing about how I adored these dioramas as a child and imagining what my kids probably think about them now in this age of tech.
In a way, ‘Ghosted’ is my interpretation of the future, beyond the diorama I once knew, beyond the tech my kids know, beyond a world where global warming is merely a threat, and seas are rising and the unknown is looming."
How will the spirit of the planet manifest?” --Julia Marchand
Ghosted (Herd of Gemsbok), 2019
Oil on canvas