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Floating at the Edge

Alyssa Rainwater's avatar Alyssa Rainwater

The triptych Floating at the Edge creates tension by focusing on contrasting emotional vulnerability with bright saturated colors, within a space where the figures are participating in normal activities. Figures and objects are pushed into the foreground of the image so that the viewer feels a sense of being drawn into the space with them. I am interested in showing emotion through portraiture and then building an environment around the figure that heightens the sense of discomfort. Floating at the Edge utilises memory as a reference point that is then elaborated upon to recreate feelings of discomfort and the feeling of being left out.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Width: 90"
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 39"