Mara Light is a Pittsburgh-based artist with a particular knack for female portraiture. Her images of women are often dark and somber, evoking many emotions for onlookers captured by her depiction of the feminine form.
In a twist, while Light does focus on the body and its many characteristics, several parts of her figures are often excluded from the illustrations, making for fragmented pictures. This resonates with the melancholic choice of deep purple, brown and red hues, many of which bleed into one another.
There is something quite mysterious that abounds these Light pieces. The women appear serious and preoccupied, though the reasons for their evident torment are largely unknown to viewers of the images.