Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
I have always been interested in the elasticity of skin. The way it moves and stretches so readily made me realize that flesh does not truly have a resting state; it is in constant motion. I took a series of photographs of the model shaking his face as quickly as possible before transforming it into a painting. What I love about this piece is that it is deceivingly exaggerated. His face really did take this form-- even if only for split second.
Sarah Pippins is a New Media artist who just recently earned her BFA in New Media Arts through the University of North Texas in Denton. Her gallery work, which has been shown in Denton and DFW, usually consists of video installations and interactive works, but she also enjoys painting and drawing. She has several pieces that are in private collections across Texas. Drawing and painting gives her a chance to study the beauty in every day life, or to work through her emotions and analyze her relationships with herself and others. She hopes that her art can help inspire others to search for a deeper understanding of themselves, as well.