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Artist Emmet Sandberg
Green Lake, Wisconsin, USA
Mona Lisa Overdrive 2.0
My aim remains to process experience. The project that has consumed most of my research over the last year involves an almost intrusive examination of an icon: The Mona Lisa.
Portraiture has traditionally been relegated to static images “capturing” a moment in time and representing the essence of the subject. The Mona Lisa is the epitome of this tradition and has been vexing viewers for centuries.
In cultivating an extended portrait, I am attempting to alter the “decisive moment” perpetuated by what some would call a “500 year old fetish object”.