Painting portfolio 4 - Open arms
This approach made people stop and take notice. Many saw these paintings as three dimensional – peering closely down the side or squatting on the floor to study them from below.
The frame-within-a-frame offers a window into the private lives of my subjects; removing background information focusses the viewer on a single moment. Part of the scene breaks out of the frame, suggesting that there is more to the story than we can see. Maybe this is why several people reacted emotionally, reminded of something in their own stories.
Medium: Acrylic on gallery canvas
Size: 36" x 36" x 1.5" deep