Alex Sheriff

Evening Ritual
Space Ritual
Forest People
Celebrating the Rocks
Hunting and the Birds
Earthly Ritual I
Earthly Ritual II
Collecting Rain
a star is born
fish on land


After a trip to the Galapagos Islands, Alex Sheriff has been inspired to create new worlds. They

are thick jungles, ocean bottoms, deep space, and other places unexplored where there still exists

the potential for new ways of being.

Using the familiar language of our own planet, Sheriff fills his worlds with peculiar animals,

plants, people, geology, and then blends these categories. These worlds where all matter is equal

can only be expressed through the language of abstraction. The inhabitants and their

surroundings, often as malleable as wet paint, cannot be exactly described by science and

therefore can only be understood through mythology.

Dreamy narratives are important in Sheriff’s work, landing somewhere between folklore and a

Kindergartner’s run-on sentence story.