Cole Haskins (Grand Ronde) creates dark characters with sinister smiles that make the monster under the bed seem alarmingly alluring. Haskins is an artist living in Portland, OR. Her artwork features recurring characters, dark humor, and depiction of mental health struggles.
(from top left to bottom right)
Acrylic on canvas, 8”x 10”
Acrylic on canvas panel, 11”x 14”
Acrylic on canvas panel, 18”x 24”
Acrylic on canvas panel, 16”x 20”
Acrylic on canvas panel, 8”x 10”
Acrylic on canvas, 6”x 9”
What is a wendigo?
The wendigo is a legendary creature originating with Algonquin-speaking peoples. Perpetually gluttonous, the wendigo is insatiable and always starving to eat humans. It is associated with winter and famine, taboos against cannibalism, and metaphor for destructive individuals or colonialism.