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oil painting portrait


Most of my found photo based works are about the relationship between the subject and the photographer. It's their looks being captured in that one moment by the camera lens that I'm focussed on. I first recognized what had been capturing my attention about the found photographs when I got a black velvet painting copy of Salvadore Dali's Jesus on the cross. In that painting the viewer is put into the position of being God looking down on Jesus. This ah-ha moment made me see that my paintings were putting the audience in the position of becoming the friend or relative who snapped the original photo.