Frances Ross
These illustrations revolve around the theme of Hauntology: The concept that we are haunted by our lost futures, or rather, haunted by the cancellation of better futures due to our current destructive paths. Writer Mark Fischer used the term Hauntology to describe a sort of “nostalgia for lost futures.” My own interpretation of Hauntology revolves around its inherent dichotomy: The study of being and non-being, the past and the future, the present and the absent, and the positive and negative.

This work combines elements of classical art with sci-fi themes. Old poses and iconography are put into new, more futuristic backdrops.  By using pen and ink on the original pieces, I reference an archaic form of art making, yet address modern topics like climate change, planetary relocation, and technology addiction.