MASQUERADE NO.2 | STILL I RISE
An incredible 3D, hand-assembled photo-montage of a young girl wearing a mask to help disguise her struggle with cancer.
Artist: SAMANTHA LEE OSNER
On Exhibition: Osner Gallery | Private Collection | 27 March '21 - 24 April '21
Medium: Archival print on fine art paper hand-assembled into a multiple layered photo montage.
Size: 122cm x 86cm / 34" x 48"
ABOUT THE MASQUERADE PORTFOLIO
Today many people live two lives, the person they are behind closed doors and the person they are seen to be in public. Sometimes, these facades protect one from fear of disapproval, incompetence, or even hid a person trials and truths. In this artwork, the artist suggests that we should never forget that true beauty lies within, and judgement is merely an opinion. We should learn to embrace our individuality and wear our scars with pride. In this artwork, Samantha photographed her sister Leeanne as an inspiration to others about her incredible courage and self-belief.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I have been so fortunate to have not only found my passion in life but to have done so under the guidance and mentorship of my father, fine art photographer Martin Osner. After studying under him at his photography school, I was plunged into the depts of commercial photography almost instantly. I knew that I had to find my way, and the challenges that came with this genre of photography, as uncomfortable as it was, helped me to learn a lot about lighting and problem-solving ... Read More >>