Kennewick Man on CanvasPosted: Updated:
RICHLAND, Wash. -- One local artist is bringing Kennewick Man to life on a canvas near you. Rick Feser has been following the Kennewick Man since the remains were discovered 10 years ago.
He has gone out to find to see the site where the remains were found and done a lot of reading to make sure the painting resembles what it would have looked like 10,000 years ago.
Since the Kennewick Man was discovered in 1996, many people in the Tri-Cities and across the state have been fascinated with the Kennewick Man. Rick Feser was one of them.
He says, "Kennewick Man has made it into Kennewick history the last 10 years and it had my interest as well."
Feser has finished two paintings that try to depict the time of the Kennewick Man. Both combine the Kennewick Man and and his place in nature. They are now being displayed at the Gallery on Gage at the intersection of Gage and Keene in Richland.
Fellow artist Lisa Brouwer says the paintings are "Almost like a 'Where's Waldo'. There are so many hidden things throughout them."
Feser's one-tine student Joeleen Swain says, "It isn't everyday you find something that has so much age in it."
Feser says the process of creating the two paintings was a long one. He began with tons and tons of research before creating sketches and then finally bringing them to life with paint. But, Feser says today all the hard work finally paid off.
He says, "It's really enjoyable to see them enjoying it as much as I did painting it."
Feser's exhibit will be at the Gallery on Gage until September 7th. And many people say seeing the paintings is a glimpse into what it was like to live 10,000 years ago.