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30 x 30 x 1.5 Original Painting, Signed by Clare O'Neill.
Each piece of work is beautifully created with intent–each with its own story to tell.
Mixed media artwork incorporating beeswax, original photographs, and pigments. Each piece is created on 2 inch wood cradled board, is wired, and ready to hang.
About the Image:
This image is named Áine (gaelic for Ann) after my Mom who was the inspiration for my 'Below the Surface' series. I always love hearing the name Áine as there is a certain elegance to the sound of it.
My “Below the Surface” series depicts classic images reminiscent of old Hollywood. They are full of gesture, spontaneity, and motion, and on the surface explore notions of glamorous femininity through the black dress, stiletto heels, and black stockings. But like all women and all artistic expression, there is much below the surface.
These images were shot underwater, giving my model and I mere moments to capture a pose before the pull of the water changed the image forever. For me, it was an exploration of the past and the future, the vulnerability and the sense of unbalance we feel when everything changes – in my case, the loss of my mother. You are forever held in that moment in time, while at the same time compelled to move forward, willingly or not.
Still, this series is personal to me. Several of the dresses photographed belonged to my mother, imbuing the images with her timeless sense of style. But the mixed-media layering process I use helps transform her dresses and these images into something unique and new. In this work, as in my life, I’m piecing together what time has changed.
Price includes packing, shipping, and insurance within the United States. Please allow 2 - 4 weeks for us to ship your painting to you. Contact us for international shipping quote, but please note due to the nature of the beeswax these paintings must be done on cradled wood boards and cannot be removed from stretcher bars for shipment.