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Sonya here 👋🏽 A few years ago I fell in love with the portraits by August Sander, a German documentary photographer who took thousands upon thousands of photos of folks of all walks of life in Germany during the early 20th century. These portraits capture people, sometimes with the tools of their trade, in a way that I feel shows the evocative beauty, strength, vulnerability, and strangeness, of being human. Each photo also sets my imagination galloping, wondering: who was she?!? What were her dreams? What was his favorite memory from childhood, how did he spend his mornings? To explore these musings I did a little series of paintings from select Sander photographs and included a sentence imagine who they might be. Gouache on paper, glued to salvaged book covers. Swipe left to see a few of Sander’s portrait photographs ❤️ . . . . . #illo #illustration #pdxartist #womenartists #portlandart #collage #gouache #smallart #illustrativo #watercolor #instaart #colorlove #collageart #craftsposure #collageoftheday #makermonday #artoftheday #instaartoftheday #artstagram #art_community #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #womenwhodraw #womenwhodraw #thefarwoods #augustsander #portraitpainting #portraitpaintings #portraiture #portraitphotography

Thirty four - this painting wasn’t consciously inspired by the incredible photos of @andrewquilty and Afghanistan, but when I finished it I suddenly realized it reminded me of his work depicting that place. In light of that, I am sending this painting out into the world as a prayer, an incantation, for peace in Afghanistan 💫 . . . . #illo #illustration #pdxartist #womenartists #portlandart #gouache #gouachepainting #smallart #illustrativo #instaart #colorlove #painteverday #craftsposure #dailypaintings #watercolorpainting #dailypainting #apaintingaday #artoftheday #instaartoftheday #artstagram #art_community #artistsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #womenwhodraw #100momentstobegrateful #marchcollages #womenwhopaint #minicollage #100dayproject #the100dayproject

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