I am a Libra so by nature love to be surrounded by beauty. Tiny, insignificant things can move or inspire me like a beautiful piece of writing paper or the peony bushes in my yard which are swollen and weighed down with their own beauty, mimicking ballerina's skirts. I see things everywhere and they can become something magnificent for me.
These paintings by Sherrie Wolf need nothing other than to just "be" in order to fill me with wonder. They are amazing works, still-lifes set against backgrounds of old master's paintings. You might recognize the works of Boucher, Bierstadt, Manet or Artemisia Gentileschi peeking out behind her well-arranged fruits and flowers.
"I have always been a still-life painter. My images openly play with the fact that art is artifice. In recent years, I have arranged items in front of excerpts from old masters paintings....My images have evolved from a love of art history and a desire to present multiple levels of expression to my viewer."
The few pieces that I have chosen to show you are just the tip of the iceberg. You need to go to her website and continue to be amazed and overwhelmed by her work. These are truly something I hope to own someday!