Image of artwork titled "Wishing Flowers" by Samantha Rosenwald

Samantha Rosenwald, Wishing Flowers, 2020
Colored pencil on canvas
14 × 14 inches

Samantha Rosenwald’s latest works were made during a period of intense wildfires in her home state of California earlier this year and use the flame motif for two distinct, symbolic readings. Her medium of choice, colored pencil on canvas, emphasizes the sense of mania that feels present in her subject matter. By threading together contemporary culture, visual puns and the dogmas of art history, she creates absurd, personal and darkly funny portraits which illustrate what it feels like to be alive.



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