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Ross Everett

Ross Everett was born in Denver, Colorado but spent the majority of his formative years in Florida. Once he was an adult, he and his wife decided that they wanted to live in the West and moved to the Grand Teton National Park to work seasonally. Ross and his wife have since spent the past eight years in Wyoming, in which time he has explored the great state, finding a passion for the outdoors before returning to art at the University of Wyoming where he is currently a Post Graduate Assistant in painting. 

Artist Statement

With these works I decided to talk about the positive and negative concepts surrounding death. Focusing on memories as the record of one’s consciousness, I used images from my past alongside garbage and refuse to discuss the constantly decaying nature of memories. Death is the ending of selfness, which is scary to contemplate, but this does not happen all at once and it is comforting to know that this natural process happens over an entire lifespan. It is in fact a beautiful thing to let things decay so that there can be new growth. Without this there could be no healing and trauma would stay in the human consciousness forever. Such a fate is far worse than simply allowing things to transform into their next state. In this way, the illustrations show a dream of mine that worked as a healing experience to accept duel aspects of my personality.

 

detail image of work
detail image of work
detail image of work

comic book page with a landscape
Watercolor landscape
Watercolor monkey and character talking
Watercolor monkey and character talking
Watercolor monkey and character talking
Watercolor monkey and character talking
Watercolor monkey and character walking through landscape
Watercolor barren landscape with monkey on character's shoulder
Book cover for The Forgotten Son

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