Rebekah Corah

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Enslaved by Fear
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Enslaved by Fear

painting
one of a kind
media: canvas (cotton), oil

$575 - h: 36" x w: 16" - original, framed

Art with a Story

"Enslaved By Fear" is based on a photo reference I took. To begin I used charcoal to create a gestural image on the canvas. Then, I applied an under-painting using thin amounts of paint. These first two stages are very expressive and loose. The second stage is mostly alla prima, where I developed the image to a higher degree of realism.

Fear is direct and can surround and engulf us at times. A reoccurring symbol in my work is red string that is wrapped around the flesh to indicate how one can become stripped down and clothed by the ugliness of fear. We then tend to view our identity and our fears as one in the same. String can be easily broken, and does not have strength to tie one down. Fear can hold someone back and become a burden simply because one lets it become a burden.

Painting is framed in pine strip frame, black wash.

This artwork has been included in the following exhibitions:

October to November 2015: Exhibited at Open Your Eyes gallery in Gunnison, CO.

May-June 2016: Exhibited at the Denver Art Society in the Santa Fe art district in Denver, CO.

September to October 2016: Exhibited at the Tesoro Artisan Gallery in Denver, CO.

February 2017: Received Second Place in the juried Fire and Ice show at the Depot Art Gallery in Littleton, CO.

© 2015 - Rebekah Corah



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