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Between the Natural and the Supernatural: Art by Frederica Hall

A painting of a mountain lion on a red backgroundEastern Mountain Lion, oil

Frederica Hall works in a variety of media, from performance, to painting, and in-between. The artist often draws inspiration from the intersection between the natural and the supernatural, with her works addressing subjects from both ends of the spectrum.

A painting of a bee on a background emulating an insect's visionBEE 2


I really enjoy Frederica’s recent series of paintings The Red List, Endangered & Extinct. In this series, Frederica takes recently extinct or near-extinct animals as her subjects, painting emotional close-up portraits of each creature that are unified into a cohesive series by an ever-present monochromatic crimson background. The works lend a sense of solemn reverence and immediacy to the plight of these animals.

A screen capture of Frederica Hall's art portfolio


Frederica’s performance pieces of late tend to involve elaborate costumes -- gauzy fabrics, draped and layered to the point that they obscure the human form beneath them. The performances themselves, retold through photos, seem to capture the ethereal, temporal nature of their own medium.

A photo of a set design for a production involving white, gauzy fabricsJayne set design

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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