Phantom, original pastel

Phantom, original pastel

1,295.00

  • Phantom, original pastel - Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape Paintings
  • Phantom, original pastel - Sarah Pollock Studio Original Cityscape and Landscape Paintings

Phantom, original pastel

1,295.00

A grand storefront display in Milan, Italy provided the inspiration for this piece. I like to play with contrasts in my artwork. Sometimes, these are obvious traits, such as complementary colors or strong lights against dark shadows.

In this piece, the contrasts are a little more nuanced. I found this subject captivating because of the juxtaposition of the larger-than-life, idealized woman as backdrop to the rushed pedestrian in the foreground. Ideas like this are fun to explore because they feature a narrative component…Inevitably, I wonder what that woman in the foreground must have been thinking as she strode past the huge goddess. Mundane thoughts, yes? And yet, what are we to assume about the thoughts of the woman in the swimsuit, who looks like she’s definitely not thinking about tonight’s grocery shopping list?

Contrasts. It’s all about contrasts.

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