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universe in a pearl

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Also know as ‘A pearl diver’s dream’
2012
Acrylic on panel
18 x 24 x 2
A fresh take on Vermeer’s classic, this painting can be enjoyed from afar or near and has a whimsical almost playful quality to it. This is one of many paintings where I chose specific iconic or relatively known subject matter, I like the challenge of such works, especially when attempting to do a spinoff of a master work such as Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a pearl earring’ (made 1665), no small task. I look at this like a writer who types his or her favorite book by their favorite author, I will never be Vermeer, that is ridiculous, I am Mahaloness after all.


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