Hensley is a self-taught artist who draws his inspiration from the world around him, even when his paintings seem abstract.
Through the shifting light of his rhythmic lines emerge twilight hues, shadowy forms and creatures of the natural world. Bold stripes reference the appliqué embellishments of ribbon shirts and ribbon skirts widely worn by Native tribes today. This colourful attire is a way to celebrate Indigenous individual and collective identity.
“Bright Path is a visually rich exhibition that challenges us to look more deeply into the world that surrounds us in order to appreciate the lives and lifeforms that are too often obscured and overlooked.”
June 21-Aug 10 and Sept 3-28 (closed Aug 11-Sept 2), Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm (Sat 5pm). For more info, visit www.rainmakerart.co.uk