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Whispers (Marilyn) by Toni Cogdell

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Whispers (Marilyn) (2018)

Toni Cogdell

21 x 29 cm | 8 x 11 in

Subject: People
Tags: Portrait, Beauty, Vulnerable, Celebrity Culture, Marilyn

Original painting in mixed media on paper.

"Ongoing experimentation in the studio, part of a series of paper works and the body of work titled Ambition Bird. 

I keep coming back to Marilyn Monroe, looking beyond the image of her that has been mass consumed, instead connecting to her strength and vulnerability, her intelligence and creativity looking to express itself. Her true voice that wasn't allowed a space to flourish in her lifetime. "


Toni Cogdell

Toni Cogdell paints portraits of unsaid moments and unseen thoughts, the poetry which resides in daily life and in transitory moments. There is a sense of universality, an interest in the human condition.. “The Water’s Gift” portrays a woman, lost in thought, painted in rich tones which complement and merge with the background. Cogdell’s figures stand in ambiguous settings emphasising an intent focus on the cerebral. Every piece is painted with a carefully balanced palette and distinctive, contemplative composition.

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