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Portrait of Grace Marks

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$8.25
roxygen

Calgary, Canada

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Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 10.9"
Medium 12.0" x 16.3"
Large 16.0" x 21.8"
X large 20.0" x 27.2"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

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Artist's Description

Margaret Atwood’s novel, Alias Grace, inspired me to create Portrait of Grace Marks. The novel is a Canadian historical fiction based on the real life murderess, Grace Marks.

I wanted to depict Grace Marks with a classic innocence in her face and then juxtapose this purity against the sinister strait jacket she is wearing. This contrast highlights the mystery surrounding her supposed guilt or innocence based on the fact that she was only fourteen at the time of the murders.

To create the portrait, I used an experimental approach based on the novel’s quilting motif. I used several layers of rough drawings and pieces to compose the finished portrait.

Artwork Comments

  • matthewdunnart
  • Jennifer Lothrigel
  • antlerasylum
  • roxygen
  • Julia Keil
  • roxygen
  • MIchelle Thompson
  • Natasa Ristic
  • TheWanderingBoo
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  • Valentina D
  • yiska
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