The Holy Lady

14.50"W x 19.75"H x 0.3"D

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Matthew James


Medium: Drawing

Subject Tags: abstract art, hindu religion, religion, still life

Media: pencil on paper, gessobord

Size: 14.5"W x 19.75"H x 0.25"D

Year Created: 2017

It's the ultimate juxtaposition - the Holy and the ordinary. The heavenly and the earthly. How do you reconcile your vision of a better place with the regular place your in? How do you keep the sanctity of a realm you're not in while you're in this imperfect world?

Okay, guys. I've tried really hard to make sure this item looks like it's going to in real life, however I'm not a professional photographer. Be advised that sometimes to make sure you get all the detail, it might be a little off that what it looks like in real life. But not a lot. I promise.

Hello There! Introductions are always a little awkward, aren't they? You're always wondering if you're striking just the right note, putting your best foot forward, making sure you hit all the relevant points. Sooner or later you just throw whatever you can and hope that something sticks. In short, I've always been endlessly fascinated with the Americana of LIFE Magazine of the 40's and 50's - I've always been amazed by the ability they had to encapsulate an entire narrative by being in the right place at the right time. In turn, they recall the best principles of Impressionism and Japanese lithography before it: that you're seeing a moment that wasn't the same a second ago and won't be the same one second from then, subjects coming in and out of frame. Moments, which is just what life it made of. I'm a SCAD Graduate in Production Design, which doesn't amount to much considering that our country was in chaos at the time. Competition for jobs around the time the stock market dove 5000 points increased, jobs that might have had 5 candidates before ended up having 500. Poor and having to work, I couldn't keep up with the kids who had time to pump of their extracurricular activities. Oh well, neither here nor there. One sometimes has to manufacture their own opportunities instead of waiting for them to come along.

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