Cristina by Christopher Remmers

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Christopher Remmers

Cristina

2022

73.66 x 53.34 cm | 29 x 21 in

Oil on ACM (Artefex panel)

  • Chairman's Choice Awards ($300 Cash Award)

Cristina was someone that I lived in close proximity with for a few years. During this time she was moving through a hard recovery period and we wanted to capture this moment in time as a prayer. I have come to know her as quite the "witchy woman" in all the best ways and her love for burning sage around the house became a sweet familiarity. Her posing for this portrait was a ceremony of sorts and she arrived as a shaman, filling the space with plumes of smoke and a presence with conviction that she was going to be ok. I was honored to paint her.