Trompe l’oeil

I painted this pair for the Works on Paper show at the Armory in NYC a while back. I’m not naturally drawn to trompe l’oiel but didn’t want to just make a painting of one of my icons. Despite the fact that my small works can be photo realistic, I’ve never considered myself a Photorealist anymore that a Realist. In some cases I have painted works about photos but it wasn’t the core of it. The idea of illuminating a commercially printed picture of an illumination appealed to me. The adding of polaroids gave the layering needed for an illusion as well as providing a juxtaposition for the images. I may come back to this type of work at some point, there are some ideas that need fleshing out.

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