Gwynna Dille

Region: Pacific Coast

 My work is about contemporary mythology: pulling intimate details of my own life into the stories of magic and mystery I grew up hearing from my dad. I imagine the thin spaces of religion made anew, where earth meets eternity, and coopt them for my own silly grievances and pleasures. These paintings focus on themes of girlhood, grief, and ritual. The bathing suits are baptismal; the pink is sentimental. The figures are my best friend and I, deep in an oceanic grief and holding onto each other tight.