Austin Eddy, The Soul of a Place, 2020

We are excited to feature this painting in our current exhibition Understanding Ourselves at the Chehalem Cultural Center. Click here to see a virtual version of the show.

A woman’s head evaporates into a misty powder. Her hand is placed over her chest, conjuring up the expression ‘Home is where the heart is.’ Eddy states that “I wanted to capture the feeling of a place holding something special for someone, or the memory of a place. I think often when you reflect back on a place, it can affect you as a person… I wanted [the painting] to have this ethereal and timeless quality to it, and so I incorporated this dissolution of her physical body and I included another character in there to add to the story.”

A special thanks goes to the Yamhill County Cultural Coalition for their generous support on this project!

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