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REGENERATION

July 3 - 29, 2018

WATERSTONE GALLERY

The artworks in this exhibition were completed during and after a very long and debilitating illness. As a result, the color palettes range from subdued and contemplative to ebullient and joyous. The inspiration for these autobiographical narrative bas relief paintings include my own hardy-tropical garden and the birds drawn to it, drawings made during a month-long Artist Residency in southeast Australia (undertaken with fellow Waterstone Gallery artist Martha Pfanschmidt), as well as travels around French Polynesia, Easter Island, Costa Rica and Oregon.


When I think about what makes a successful Rathbun artwork I think about emotional resonance first. The work must move me. It can be funny or poignant, but preferably both. It must have beauty. It must transcend my personal experience, so that another observer can recognize their own experience in it as well. It must have Hope.


The idea for the title piece of this exhibition came to me on a beach on Huahine, a small island in French Polynesia. I had been recovering my health slowly but still had not felt I had turned the corner to Hope of Recovery. And then I came upon this aged, battered and apparently dead snag of a tree. Miracle of miracles it was sprouting several patches of new growth. It was in that moment that I recognized my return to health. I realized I wasn’t feeling the need to protect myself constantly from another relapse, or from my own optimism for the future.


I am alive and back celebrating my life every day.


     - R. Keaney Rathbun

Regeneration
29.5" x 21.5""
SOLD
Regeneration
29.5" x 21.5""
SOLD
The Tree of Life
37.5" x 29.5"
$3200
The Tree of Life
37.5" x 29.5"
$3200
Gods and Men
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Gods and Men
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Solitude
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Solitude
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
The View from Here
21.5" x 29.5"
SOLD
The View from Here
21.5" x 29.5"
SOLD
The Music of the Spheres
29.5" x 21.5"
SOLD
The Music of the Spheres
29.5" x 21.5"
SOLD
Dancing With Trees
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Dancing With Trees
29.5" x 21.5"
$1600
Signal Fires
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Signal Fires
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Eclipse
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Eclipse
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Visitors From Costa Rica
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Visitors From Costa Rica
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Rooted
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Rooted
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Last Day on Huahine
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Last Day on Huahine
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Changes on the Horizon
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Changes on the Horizon
21.5" x 17.5"
$850
Winter Storm
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Winter Storm
21.5" x 17.5"
SOLD
Warbler
18" x 15"
$750
Warbler
18" x 15"
$750
The Path Ahead
15" x 12.5"
SOLD
The Path Ahead
15" x 12.5"
SOLD
Towhee and Poppies
15" x 12.5"
$750
Towhee and Poppies
15" x 12.5"
$750
Moonlit Sonata
15" x 12.5"
$750
Moonlit Sonata
15" x 12.5"
$750
The Path Ahead
linocut/screenprint
11.5" x 8.5" unframed
$350 unframed
The Path Ahead
linocut/screenprint
11.5" x 8.5" unframed
$350 unframed
Towhee in Late Spring
linocut/screenprint
11.5" x 8.5" unframed 
$350 unframed
Towhee in Late Spring
linocut/screenprint
11.5" x 8.5" unframed
$350 unframed
Morning Light
linocut/screenprint
11.5" x 8.5" unframed
$350 unframed
Morning Light
linocut/screenprint
11.5" x 8.5" unframed
$350 unframed
Chickadee and Cherry Blossoms
10.5" x 8.5"
SOLD
Chickadee and Cherry Blossoms
10.5" x 8.5"
SOLD
Coquette
12" x 10"
$350
Coquette
12" x 10"
$350
Eyes Towards Heaven
9" x 7"
SOLD
Eyes Towards Heaven
9" x 7"
SOLD
Rose Garden
9" x 7"
SOLD
Rose Garden
9" x 7"
SOLD
Shadow of a God
9" x 7"
SOLD
Shadow of a God
9" x 7"
SOLD
Strange Red Plant
9" x 7"
$350
Strange Red Plant
9" x 7"
$350
The Orchard
9" x 7"
$350
The Orchard
9" x 7"
$350