Sleeping under Statues

Holly Harmon's art blog - sharing artwork and artists that move me.

Title taken from a joke by stand-up comedian Jesse Joyce, which refers to the fact that I'm doing what I love: Art History. As a result I may soon be "sleeping under statues in the park, but I'll know who made them, and that's important."
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Shahzia Sikander. 

I really enjoy Sikander’s work. I love the way she combines old world techniques with contemporary content. (Her Art21 segment is great and really worth watching if you haven’t seen it.) In this one, she depicts the cowboy boots influenced by her time spent living in Texas. I think what is most compels me about her work is her painting style. I love the way she layers thin washes and patterns to create the effect. 

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