photo by Laila cola weeks

photo by Laila cola weeks

elsie wrightson drew pictures of women and hair. she was prolific in her short stay on earth. she died when she was 17 at the turn of the last century from the spanish flu. 

chelsea wrightson draws pictures of women and hair, hands and plants. until recently, she had no knowledge of her passed relation's imagery. she drew from ideas that came to her when she slept. these works are artifacts of genetics. they are visual evidence of trans-generational memory.

she lives in new mexico which explains all the cacti.

elsie wrightson, ca. 1915, ink on paper

elsie wrightson, ca. 1915, ink on paper