‘The Performer’s Apparition’

Sarah Muirhead- ‘The Performer’s Apparition’ … http://www.sarahmuirhead.com http://sarahmuirhead.wordpress.com/

Sarah Muirhead

‘The Performer’s Apparition’ acrylic on canvas, 80x120cm aprox.  Double Portrait of actress Amanda Wass. The double portrait reflects the idea of seeing one’s self, of duplicity and the need to compartmentalise.  The face paint was a literal way of covering features that might betray emotion or weakness.  The dramatic posing and the use of face paint was an allusion to Amanda’s  profession and the theatricality of pretence and performance. I wanted to concentrate on the texture of paint on skin and the fluid quality of hair.  Vibrant colour is something I want to play with more and attention to minute idiosyncratic details felt important…more to come!


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