Rene Lynch, Cassandra Dilemma, Wildfire, 2020, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches


My work interprets the pain and beauty of the human experience and an ecstatic relationship to the natural world, both psychological and physical. In various series I have explored the power of female archetypes in myth, fairytale, and society. I make my figures by reimagining and carefully combining fragments of bodies, faces, gestures, and expressions appropriated from advertisements, social media, and direct studio modeling and place them in imagined and remembered landscapes to create a seamless image that is universal, dreamlike, and iconic.

- Rene Lynch