Original Works by Halli Bourne

Culture is created by the stories we tell about ourselves. 

I noticed early in life how women were often missing from stories, or, when they were present, were submissive, feeble or seductive, often silent extensions of men. Unable to fit myself into this mythology of compliance and exclusion, I sought to find myself in stories from antiquity, discovering a love for elaborately illustrated books of fairytales and regional folklore. Growing up at the edge of a 20-acre forest gave my imagination free rein, where I often sketched and wrote sitting on the bare earth with my back against a tree; my love for nature—for trees especially—was born there.

About my work…

Crucially impacted by Merlin Stone’s seminal work, When God Was A Woman in my early twenties, I discovered the ancient, anonymous artwork of our ancestors, rife with idealized, abstracted images of women, leading me into a forgotten world of autonomous, magical, powerful creatures intrinsically tied to the cycles of the natural world. In the Celtic stories I grew up loving, these female beings taught me how to live, how to preserve an essential knowing amidst the dominator model of patriarchy. An intersection between feminism, environmentalism, anti-capitalism/colonialism has begun pervading all intellectual sectors as our existing systems are breaking down; this is where I position my own work. While some contemporary feminist artists create their works through a historical interventionist lens, I reach into pre-history, especially that of the Neolithic British Isles, to resurrect their wisdom so applicable to our modern predicament.

 

Primarily a 2-D artist, the women I render are elongated and statuesque, composed among nature or emerging directly from it, building a narrative bridge where women can reclaim their place in a modern cosmology informed by ancient teachings. Using pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, chalk and oil pastel, or now, my developing work in oils, I create imaginative works where women can see themselves and live into a new, more reflective mythology. This is a world of bright colors, profound silence, sisterhood and belonging; nature is a distinct character in these scenes, meant to jog our ancestral memories for how to live.

 

 As our crumbling social, political and religious institutions continue to fail us, and as we watch the consequences of our own actions deplete, pollute and choke the planet, more and more people are looking elsewhere for answers — answers to the ever-more urgent question of how we should live now…the wisdom which all the old stories tell us can be found on the fringes, in the forest, in the wild thickets of the ancient hedge.”  – Sharon Blackie

Emergence

(2021)

Oil Pastel on black paper

Original:  25.5” x 19.5”

Hand-FRAMED Original Available 

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The Gathering

(2021)

Oil Pastel on black paper

Original: 19.5” x 25.5″

SOLD

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Consensus

(2021)

Oil Pastel on black paper

Original:  25.5” x 19.5”

Hand- FRAMED Original Available

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Parting the Veil

(2021)

Oil Pastel on black paper

Original:  25.5” x 19.5”

SOLD

 

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The Disappearing

(2021)

Oil Pastel on black paper

Original:  25.5” x 19.5”

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The Elder & The Guardian

(2021)

Oil Pastel on black paper

Original: 25 5/16″ x 13 3/4”; 25 5/16″ x 19 5/8”; 25 5/16″ x 13 3/4”

SOLD

 

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Reanimation

(2021)

Charcoal & conte’ crayon on colored paper

Original:  25.5” x 19.5”

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She Remembers What We Have Forgotten

(2021)

Charcoal & conte’ crayon on colored paper

Original:  25.5” x 19.5”

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Looking Back

(2021)

Mixed media on textured paper

Original:  15” x 18 ¾”

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Vision Holder

(2021)

Oil Pastel & prismacolor on coldpress paper

Original:  15 5/8” x 12 5/8”

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$500.00 USD (shipping TBD)

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Tree of Life

(2021)

Oil Pastel on textured paper

Original:  14 1/16” x 18”

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From A Distance

(2021)

Oil Pastel on colored paper

Original:  18” x 24”

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Dreaming on the Way Back

(2018)

Watercolor & pen on coldpress paper

Original:  16” x 12”

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As the Moon Saw Fit

(2021)

Pastel & pen on textured paper

Original:  12 1/8” x 18 7/8”

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The Guardian Tree

(2019)

Watercolor on coldpress paper

Original:  12 5/16” x 15 5/16”

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A Stormy Day In the Old World

(2018)

Watercolor on coldpress paper

Original:  7 ¼ “ – 7.5” x 11”

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Brushes

(2021)

Prismacolor

Original:  12” x 12”

Hand-Framed Original Available

$900.00 USD (shipping TBD)

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The Immortality of Spirit

(2020)

Mixed media on textured paper

Original:  13” x 19 7/8”

Hand-Framed Original Available

$500.00 USD (shipping TBD)

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Through the Looking Glass

(2020)

Graphite on paper

Original:  11” x 17”

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A Few of My Favorite Things

(2020)

Graphite on Paper

Original:  18” x 24”

Original Available (not framed)

$350.00 USD (Shipping $30 USPS, Sales Tax 7.875%)

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Sacred Objects

(2020)

Graphite on textured paper

Original:  14 7/8” x 12.5”

Hand-Framed Original Available

$500.00 USD (shipping TBD)

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Geifer Natur

(2020)

Assemblage (cut paper) with watercolor on coldpress paper

Original:  8 5/16” x 11.5”

SOLD

 

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