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Portrait of Past and Present

In a mood of nostalgia, I layer old maps, pages from old books, antique lace and fabric, and many other found objects from days gone by. I also include some of the many notes and technical drawings from my own sketchbooks and notebooks. While using acrylic paints and charcoal I invite rough markings, accidents, and drips to appear as welcomed guests. With transparent pigments and underpainting, I want to convey the complexity of time, identity and the human spirit. These visceral realizations honor our longing in our present for times past. --Sandra Iafrate

Portrait of Past and Present, 60 x 60 in., mixed media on canvas, ©SandraIafrate2023.

Portrait of Past and Present II, 60 x 60 in., mixed media on canvas, ©SandraIafrate2024.

In Praise of Paisley, In Praise of the Gothic Arch, Reflection, Home Child, Good Fellow, 24 x 24 in. mixed media on canvas, ©SandraIafrate2024.

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