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Caged In

Mariea Luisa Macavei's avatar Mariea Luisa Macavei

A giant Nicolas Cage made up of smaller Nicolas Cage characters, caged in. Once this idea developed in my head, it would not leave me alone. It needed to come out and exist outside of my head. So here I share with you the world of Nicolas Cage. Each image of Nicolas Cage is a freeze frame moment from his films. I spent nearly 100 hours, watched a couple dozen Nicolas Cage films, paused the movie when I found what image I wanted to draw, meditated on that image for 10-20 minutes, then drew it. The larger the piece grew, the more that allowed me to find ways to create a bigger story with the relationship of each image that's expanding out of Nicolas Cage. [21] Movies & Documentary captured: Moonstruck (1987), Raising Arizona (1987), Vampire's Kiss (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), The Rock (1996), Con Air (1997), Face/Off (1997), Snake Eyes (1998), Bringing Out The Dead (1999), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), The Family Man (2000), Adaptation (2002), Windtalkers (2002), National Treasure (2004), The Wicker Man (2006), Ghost Rider (2007), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), Drive Angry (2011), The Death Of "Superman Lives": What Happened (2015). I am a self-taught artist and have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I've never thought much of it because it seemed to come naturally: look at something, spend time with it, find the heart in it, draw, repeat.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Pencil
  • Width: 4 1/2 feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 3 feet