Birdcatching by Mark Pugh

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Mark Pugh

Birdcatching

2020

91.44 × 91.44 cm | 36 × 36 in

Oil and ink on panel

  • ARC Purchase Awards ($9,000)
  • Honorable Mention / Imaginative Realism

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

“This painting is presented as a vignette. I wanted it to appear as a stage for a small play. In it, the girl draws the illustrated birds into her world with her birdhouse, as well as drawing the viewer into her world with her eyes. She has broken the fourth wall and the viewer has become part of the painting.” – Mark Pugh