true [limited edition print]
18 x 14.2 inches, fits standard 18 x 24 inch frame
(1 inch margin on all sides, mat not included)
Edition of 30. Printed with archival ink on heavy weight, acid free paper. Signed, numbered and titled below image.
This painting is based on Leonardo da Vinci's painting, Lady with an Ermine. As with much of my work, I enjoy the tension and contrast between realism and flat, 2D decorative elements. Renaissance artists like Leonardo worked to capture the truth of what they saw through techniques using light, linear and atmospheric perspective, etc, to create depth and space. In modern and contemporary art, artists seek to convey a different kind of truth, one that says the canvas or painting surface is flat. This painting plays off these ideas of truth.