Art of the Day: Melissa Cooke, “Too Much But Never Enough”, 2011(?)

  February 16th, 2011

       Melissa Cooke, Too Much But Never Enough, 2011(?), graphite on paper
    Love the cellophane / jelly / liquid filming. Heightening the emotion expressed by concealing & confusing parts of the subject’s face. The smoke-swirl-ripple near her mouth. The ripple lines down her forehead, paralleling the middle-of-the-brow concentration line. The cluster of sheen on the top left. Executed another way, this could look like drowning, a yielding. But here it all feels to me like a focused gathering of difficult emotion for some kind of explosive burst from chrysalis.
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[posted by C Way at 11:54 PM]


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