jo smail
Conjurations 2008 - 2009
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Opting for Mobility  
2008  
Oil & Acrylic on Canvas  
40”x 50”
Called Back to Life  
2009  
Oil, Acrylic & Enamel on Canvas  
50”x 40”
Ultimate Latin  
2009  
Oil,  Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  50”x 40”
Agitated Meditation  
2009  
Oil, Acrylic, Enamel and Collage
on Canvas  50”x 40”
Imagining an Absence  
2009  
Oil, Acrylic, Enamel and Collage
on Canvas  50”x 40”
Finding a Location  
2009  
Oil, Acrylic, Enamel and Collage
on Canvas  50”x 40”
Reaching Out to Collect the
Moon  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  9”x 12”
Cut Short  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9”
Garden of Gnomes  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9”
Coming Face to Face with
Things  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 12”
An Undefended Heart  
2008  
Oil and Collage on Canvas
12”x 9”
How to Swim  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas 12”x 9”
Enchanted Ear  
2008  
Oil and Collage on Canvas
12”x 9”
The Power to Attract  
2008  
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
12” x 9”
Belly of The Sky  
2008  
Oil, Ink, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas 12”x 9”
Ripening Thought  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  13.5”x 12”
Waking Up From the Inside Out
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  13”x 9”
Painting with Tail  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12.75”x 9.5”
Painting with Headdress  
2008  
Oil, Enamel and Collage on
Canvas  12.75”x 11”
Shadow of a Remote Past  
2008  
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas  
12”x 9”
Holding Up Silence  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9”
Fact of Life  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9”
Internal Bearing  
2008  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9”
Ritual Instructions  
2008  
Oil, Enamel and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9”
An Indirect Remembering  
2008  
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas  
12"x 9”
   
Thinking Germinates  
2008  
Oil and Collage on Canvas  
12.5”x 9.5”
Painting with Awkward Left Hip  
2009  
Oil,  Acrylic and Collage on
Canvas  12”x 9.5
Painting with Horn  
2009  
Oil, Acrylic and Collage  on
Canvas  14”x 15.5”
   
“Conjuration—the casting of magical spells, the invocation of spirits;  an incantation; a trick.   (From the Shorter Brazilian Dictionary of the Portuguese Language)”
From  The Conjurations of Donna Fronzina page 145 in Soulstorm  by Clarice Lispector.  Translated by Alexis Levitin.  New Directions Publishing Corporation, New
York.