The krohn series is an exploration of the interrelationship of power, subjugation, patriarchal systems, and sexuality. The exploration happened sequentially, a psychic denouement with beginning, middle, and end, and has been exhibited in book form as well as around gallery walls in related pairs.
Initially, the series found its form through Papua New Guinea shamanic art forms, Oceanic totems, mummified remains from Peru, and the ghosts of Northwest Native Americans in sites on the island of Galiano, British Columbia. The approach with the work was to meditate and allow the strong emotions and timeless stories from these sources and places to emerge and then to articulate them in these natural and imagined forms.
The feelings did not lend themselves to a finished surface—in fact this seemed offensive to their rawness—but demanded that the pastels be used in a new, rough way. On Galiano natural allusions to power and sexuality, photographed, seemed to pair and communicate with the pastel series. The pieces found their own evolution, as if many stories became one story of quest, transformation, and finding a way through, or maybe back, to the completeness of a kind of paradise within.