30 x 40 cm | 11 x 14 in
Original painting, in oil on canvas
"This is the place she comes to sit and feel shy; a small haven in the big, wild everything. Out there she is all that is expected and more, she supposes it must be this way, for survival. But dusk is drawing closer, the flowers in her hair are wilting....it is time to leave."
Paris Blanche Magenta Foot's paintings retain a unique and distinctive visual language, which is immediately recognizable and absorbing. Foot’s mixed media pieces are also brilliant; tactile and engaging - and quite touching. The faces of the pieces - caught somewhere between figuration, puppetry and debris – are reminiscent of the luminous faces of the films of the silent era, despite being based on personal source material culled and elevated from family photographs. Stylistically incongruent, the expressions of the figures seem sweetly unaware of what the rest of them are made up of.