41” x 48” x 1.5”
Acrylic, flashe on canvas
The Santa Monica Pier - where the boardwalk seems to split the sky and sea in half. The fanfare is over-the-top in a kitschy but alluring way. The tourist traps and the must-sees. The ice cream cones as big as your head. The paper plate of single-serving waffles that could feed an entire family.. The hanging stuffed teddy bears and the uncracked glo-sticks. There’s a spectacle to behold in every direction on this floating circus that juts out over the water, and a walk to the end of this pier brings two polarizing views into focus: the bustling boulevard of Santa Monica in the distance, and on the other end, nothing but clear, open water as far as the eye can see.
This collection from LA is the first in the large canvas paintings to be painted without any black. Typically, the artist uses the colour black to represent HerSelf in her paintings, but for this collection, her experience of traveling through Los Angeles felt out-of-body, almost surreal. She was a passive observer in a busy and vast city, not fully in control of her own schedule and plans. She wanted to preserve that feeling in these works by exploring paintings without any colour black.
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This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" thick gallery stretchers. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information.
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*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Frame not included.