Mark Hosford

Gallery Affiliations: Taylor Bercier Fine Art, Cumberland Gallery

Region: South

My recent drawings explore humankind's ongoing fascination with ghosts, spirits and the unknown. These drawings seek to question why most cultures create and perpetuate tales of ghosts and spirits. Some of these drawings are based in the histories of actual locations surrounded by myth and legend. Many of the stories depicted are from places I have personal connections to, including Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia and Stull Cemetery in Stull, Kansas. These works explore ways in which people contact an unseen world, such as the use of ouija boards and other various ceremonies. I do not promote nor dispel the ideas of a supernatural world, instead I choose to both embellish and question the elaborate ideas and stories, which have been passed down through generations.