In The Spring of 2013, I conducted a series of interviews at a women’s shelter in Asheville. I was interested in documenting real stories relating to the South’s ‘culture of honor’ and how it had directly affected women’s lives. There were certain recurring patterns. There was a repeating male type- the young man who is both sensitive and macho. The poet/musician/rebel. Such a person is at first in thrall to their partner. This dependency quickly leads to jealousy, suspicion and a needRead more


The singer-songwriter Gillian Welch kindly gave me permission to use her song ‘Caleb Meyer’ for the title of this painting. The first contemporary murder ballad in the series. Murder Ballad Monday, as always, gives a thorough study of the song.Read more