Artist: Mark Brennan
My best known work is the ongoing series of paintings known as the Plainsong Elegies. These are small meditative pictures of meticulously rendered twigs and fragments of dead leaves, originally shown under the pseudonym Emily Dickinson. Most are dedicated to the memory of people buried in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery. I also paint elongated landscapes that combine naturalistic details with the florid textures and colors of layered watercolor washes.