Gail Rothschild

Using the Wrong Imagery

2015 - present


A series inspired by the famous relief panels from the 8th century BCE Nimrud palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II.
The project began years ago, the cracks in the alabaster appealing to my rock-climber sensibilities. I am now following with sadness and horror the deliberate destruction of the ancient artifacts by the bulldozers and sledgehammers of ISIS, and this project has taken on a new dimension as a means of preservation and tribute.

 

Using the Wrong Imagery 13, 2016
Acrylic and sand on canvas
26 x 49 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 11, 2016
Acrylic and sand on canvas
26 x 49 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 9, 2016
Acrylic and sand on canvas
26 x 49 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 7, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 5, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 3, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 1, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 14, 2016
Acrylic and sand on canvas
26 x 49 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 12, 2016
Acrylic and sand on canvas
26 x 49 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 10, 2016
Acrylic and sand on canvas
26 x 49 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 8, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 6, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 4, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.

Using the Wrong Imagery 2, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on Arches paper
30 x 16 in.