“A Soft Journey Through Rigid Terrain” by Artist L. Hensens

An ongoing series of paintings considering queer bodies and their intersections with the land by Portland-based artist L. Hensens. The large scale works reflect Hensens’ personal experiences and the various landscapes they’ve walked. Placing the viewer within these visceral perspectives, the paintings give agency to the landscape, conveying a sense of terror and at other times tenderness. In this way, Hensens explores the resilience of natural forces and the potential animism that exists and extends beyond human knowledge. See more images from “A Soft Journey Through Rigid Terrain” below!

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