Monday, June 25, 2012

"Sheena Lisa"
oil painting by Robin Dodge

Photograph by Mel Shockner

I was inspired, needless to say, by the Mona Lisa. I was attracted to the formal pose of DaVinci's subject, the landscape of his imagination and the the fact that he worked on this painting for many years and it is rumored that he never considered it complete.

raise your hand if you can relate to that

My design strategy was to incorporate the background from the Mona Lisa with a contemporary portrait of my daughter Sheena.
My work process was to mute the colors of the borrowed landscape to represent the time that has passed and punched up the colors of my subject to bring it to Now...

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