Shaelin Jornigan | Big Biff Assist (Tar to Teeth)
Oil on Canvas | 2018
Shaelin Jornigan is an abstract painter from Allbuquerque, New Mexico whose works explore narrative, family, feminism, and intimacy through energetic and colorful forms.
Big Biff Assist (Tar to Teeth) is one of Jornigan's "Big Biff" series, which depicts embarrassing moments, mistakes and, most importantly, falls. This work describes a memory of the artist's childhood in which she was pushing her younger brother on the swing and he let go of the ropes, subsequently falling off and hitting his head on the tar covered rail-road ties that surrounded the swing set.