Narrative Still Lifes

Husk
Husk

pastel and charcoal on blue paper 18 1/4" x 12 3/4" copyright © 2007 Sherry Lee Short

Collectibles
Collectibles

Gouache on museum board 10" x 40" copyright © 2007 Sherry Lee Short

Small Gifts
Small Gifts

watercolor on paper 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" copyright © 2008 Sherry Lee Short

Float Away Cairn
Float Away Cairn

acrylic on paper mounted on foamcore size: variable copyright © 2017 Sherry Lee Short

Cairns (installation view)
Cairns (installation view)

photo credit: Phuriwat Chiraphisit at https://www.flickr.com/photos/63535594@N04/

Photo Antenna Cairn
Photo Antenna Cairn

graphite on paper 20" x 26" copyright © 2017 Sherry Lee Short

Unruly Cairn, Bagged
Unruly Cairn, Bagged

pastel on paper 13 1/2" x 18 3/8" copyright © 2017 Sherry Lee Short

Match Cairn
Match Cairn

colored pencil and watercolor 14" x 10" copyright © 2017 Sherry Lee Short

Santa Fe Cairn
Santa Fe Cairn

color pencil on watercolor ground 20 3/4" x 214" copyright © 2018 Sherry Lee Short

The narrative still lifes are a small part of my work. I use the still lifes to explore stories through objects, The meaning of these works often unfold for me as I complete them, although, at times, some aspects still remain mysterious.