Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistAnya Ciccone Platinum Member CollectionPortraits
Description This was one of my earliest drawings and is a personal favorite. It shows the actress Mimi Nelson, who, like Stig Olin, is known for her early work with Ingmar Bergman. This face was taken from one of Bergman's earliest (and most frustrating) films, 'Thirst'. The movie did convince me that Mimi Nelson is one of the most beautiful actresses I have ever seen. This picture was an interesting experience, since the result looked very different from the photograph it was initially taken from; the skin and features were rougher, and rather than resulting in Nelson's femme fatale-like beauty, the drawing took on what I feel was a heavier expression (perhaps this effect is inherent in the medium - charcoal - or perhaps it conveyed the emotions I felt at the time drew it. Probably both!). This drawing was one of the first time I truly realized that my portraits were a conversation between myself and my inspirations. It is quite important to me.
Anya Ciccone, Chicago Member Since May 2011 Artist Statement I am a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits. I can spend hours on one face alone! People and their expressions are an endless source of inspiration for me.
I look at art as a process and a concentration exercise, and I hope to convey this in my work. I hope you like interacting with the work as much as I love interacting with it myself.
Here's a recent write-up on me in the Chicago Blog Gapers Block: http://gapersblock.com/ac/2011/07/11/making-a-name-in-chicagos-art-scene/