The Naked Truth
Call for Entries Accepted Artists
Artist Annie Farley
My love of art began the first time I drew the figure. There was something so natural in drawing the form, following the lines, and noticing how the light bends around the curves of muscle and bone. For the last few years I have been working in landscapes, finding a voice in my surroundings, but I’ve never lost the love of the human form and have recently found myself once again drawn to figure study.
For Seated Figure, I used collage materials because throughout my art experience I have accumulated a number of works that were never strong enough to stand as a piece on their own, but I found as I worked them into a new piece they brought a different strength to my work. By using a piece of “discarded” or “unworthy” artwork I could create symbolism that could not be achieved by any other means. We do this every day of our human existence; take what we learn from failed or even heartbreaking experiences and try to turn them into something we can live with, maybe even beautiful.
These collage materials combined with the subject of the naked figure represent us as human beings, when stripped of our barriers, consist only of our experiences and the knowledge we gain by living them, learning from them and becoming stronger because of them.
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