Charles Searles, Three Spirit Forms

Acrylic on canvas
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Museum purchase, 2017
30 x 30 in.

Searles traveled to Nigeria and Ghana in the early 1970s and the experience was transformative. He described feeling a unique sense of community and belonging there. The shapes, patterns, and colors of Three Spirit Forms are inspired by the African art he encountered. Ovoid, eye-shaped forms represent the interconnected souls of the three spirit-entities he depicts.

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