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Christina Empedocles is a superb artist with a thing for birds. Using wax pencil, she creates photorealistic depictions of her feathery friends that nevertheless belie her true medium of choice. Instead of adhering to typical scenes and scenarios, Christina Empedocles creates surreal images that are strikingly detailed and stunningly imaginative.
Based in California, Christina Empedocles embraces the grayscale palette that is a natural result of working with pencil. With an almost vintage appeal, she also focuses on retro movie stars and other historical icons as muses for her artistic works.
In this case, however, viewers are able to truly appreciate Christina Empedocles’ skill. Despite the fantastical nature of each drawing, Christina Empedocles breathes life into them, making it appear almost as if the birds are about to fly off of the page.