Individual paintings

Channeling
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Channeling fine tip ink pen on mylar
Trying to channel Jeanne Tripier, #1
2007
fine tip ink pen on mylar
36 x 48 inches

This drawing is from a series based on research into the neurotic work of a French spirtualist, Jeanne Tripier (1869-1944).
Incarcerated in an asylum near Paris from 1934 until her death, she claimed that she received psychic communications from the dead and recorded these transmissions in writings/drawings and crazy wonderful embroideries and knitted forms. Among the voices in her head were Saint Teresa, Marie Antoinette, Morin the One-Eyed Snail, Pontius Pilate and Joan of Arc. I duplicated her original work, increasing the scale and working with a fine tip ball point pen, rather than the flowing ink she utilized. I was curious to see if, within the making, I could sense or learn anything about Tripier.
These drawings coincided with my struggles to complete my dissertation, which somehow, at the time, made the effort seem appropriately insane.

Teresa Bramlette Reeves Channeling fine tip ink pen on mylar
Trying to channel Jeanne Tripier, #3
2007
fine tip ink pen on mylar
36 x 48 inches
Teresa Bramlette Reeves Channeling fine tip ink pen on mylar
Trying to channel Jeanne Tripier, #2
2007
fine tip ink pen on mylar
36 x 48 inches