A selection of fascinating portrait paintings of contorted figures by Sara Birns, an American artist who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California.
I like to tamper and morph the cues that we usually use to recognize a person. Cues such as style, facial features, expressions, and occasionally glimpses into a situation they are in. Human nature is constantly evolving and changing with time and events, equating to the impossibility of fully grasping a person’s character. This is the reason I morph the figures, often obscuring the age. I try to uncover the layers of ever-changing emotions everyone experiences in single moments as we journey to explore ourselves and our influences on this planet.Sara Birns