The Tell Tale

'a temptation any temptation is an exclamation if there are misdeeds and little bones.' oil on canvas / 8" x 10" / 2015

'a temptation any temptation is an exclamation if there are misdeeds and little bones.'

oil on canvas / 8" x 10" / 2015

 

Words Arielle Chambers

 

Born in the American South, Sadie Rebecca Starnes prides herself on not being a painter, but rather a narrator. Her work contains allusion to diasporic literature, as well as heavy reference to family histories of the Native Americans. Starnes took her talents to Tokyo, where she has spent the past three years creating visual narratives. 

 
 
 
oil on panel / 8" x 8" / 2015

oil on panel / 8" x 8" / 2015

 
 

Upon her return to America this past summer, Starnes opened her first show in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her story telling by way of oil on canvas is displayed in New York, Tokyo, North Carolina, and Michigan.