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Candice Flewharty

Candice Flewharty's avatar Candice Flewharty

My portfolio is comprised of figurative oil paintings and drawings from photos that I take or that are submitted to me. As a means of organizing my thoughts and finding direction, I work through thematic projects. One of the several that I am currently developing is "The Emoji Project." I am interested in the psychological effects of technology on our ability to connect with each other. This project features a series of self portraits of myself mimicking the emojis on the smartphone keyboard. this project has kept in several directions. Toward a friend who is married to a former NFL player who suffers from dementia and toward a friend and liver transplant surgeon who hands give new life to sick patients. Parallel to The Emoji Project, I am making a series of drawings from photos I surreptitiously take of amusement park visitors. With each piece, I do my best to observe the immediate humanity at it's best and worst and be inspired with empathy and creativity.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Oil and pencil
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 24 inches