Before there were words, there were pictures. Louise Craven Hourrigan explored a range of styles, from abstract expressionist to surrealism and magic realism. Her paintings inspired many of the poems and stories by her daughter, Jackie Craven.
- She Snapped Sister’s Diary WideSelf-portrait painting and collage ©Louise Craven Hourrigan When assigned to paint a self-portrait for one of her art classes, my mother made this nightmarish collage. A serpent, fabric patterns, flames, and octopus arms swirl around fragmented black and white photographs of... Read more »
- CandelabraTree of Life Candelabra, oil on canvas, © Louise Craven Hourrigan Inspired by Frida Kahlo, my mother painted this surreal tree of life candelabra. The branches resemble intestines decorated with miniature figures from her past — grandparents, parents, lovers, children, pets.... Read more »