Adventures on the Appalachian Transformation – Anthony’s Nose, Cortlandt, New York
36″ x 24″ x 2″ – Oil Mischtechnik Painting on Panel
Brian Christopher Zickafoose © 2022
This painting was inspired by a popular scenic spot on the Appalachian Trail overlooking the Bear Mountain Bridge on the Hudson River in upstate New York. Every year thousands of pilgrims hike the craggy mountain climb to Anthony’s Nose summit for sprawling, panoramic views of the Hudson Valley. On the upward path, we undergo a purification of spirit as we ascend the heights culminating in our communion with the One.
Prints and Posters Available.
A Cougar on McAfee Knob by Brian C. Zickafoose, 36″ x 24″ on Gessobord Panel, Mischtechnik Oil Painting, 2021.
McAfee Knob is an ancient place of mystery on the Appalachian Trail near Roanoke, Virginia, and this painting is artist, Brian Zickafoose’s homage to McAfee Knob and the beauty of the Blue Ridge.
Posters and prints available.
Ferocious Flow, 14″ Hexagon Wood Panel, Mischtechnik Oil Painting, 2020 by Brian C. Zickafoose
Deer Ol’ Dad Knows the Path, 14″ Hexagon Wood Panel, Mischtechnink Oil Painting, 2020 by Brian C. Zickafoose
Spider Eclip-Tych by Brian C. Zickafoose
22 x 14 Inches Egg Tempera and Oil on Panel
Available as a limited edition set of canvas diptych prints on 3/4″ stretchers.
Edition of 13. Signed and Hand Numbered by the Artist.
About the Art
I was inspired to paint these two pieces during the Great American Eclipse that happened in August of 2017.
On my way to an eclipse viewing party, I was bit on the hand by a spider. OUCH!
Later as we were witnessing celestial bodies in motion, I removed my glasses for a moment and saw a jewel net blossoming outward from the sun, similar to a spider web.
The shear power of that experience combined with the potent spider medicine in my blood moved me to weave that sense of awe into a painting.
Native Americans have traditionally regarded the spider as an allegorical symbol for the creative process. I have also adopted the spider as an animal totem of my own creativity.
How incredible a creature to create and maintain such an elaborate web for its sustenance.
24 x 24 Inch – Oil and Egg Tempera on Canvas on 2 Inch Gallery Stretchers.
Paper Prints for Sale
Image Size: 14 x 14 in.
Paper Size: 17 x 17 in.
Limited Edition of 25. Each print is proofed, numbered & signed by Brian C. Zickafoose.
Price will increase as the edition reaches its end.
This archival limited edition print was printed on 100% cotton stock with permanent ink.
About the Art
This painting was started at the 2017 Visionary Art Painting Intensive under the direction and tutelage of Alex and Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in Wappingers Falls, New York.
The concept behind this was conceived by Brian Zickafoose as an allegory for the challenges of the creative path. When the artist stay in the creative bubble, the path is true, while danger and peril often loom in the shadows nearby.