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Immerse your senses in some of the world’s best art at the Marcus Ashley Gallery. This impressive space situated in Lake Tahoe is a popular haunt for travelers, locals, and the art community. The gallery’s burgeoning repertoire of fine art collections also includes Todd White art. The avant-garde artist is renowned for the intriguing perspective of human emotions and body language that he adds to his paintings.
White has produced several pieces such as Falling Sparrow that reveal his fascination for the Day of the Dead. A traditional festival, people all over the world commemorate the dead on this day. For this release, White channels his unique craft by filling the background with muted paint drips that allow viewers to focus on his provocative subject.
He paints his subject, a young woman in sugar skull makeup. Black roses frame her head in stark contrast to her fiery red hair and crimson pout, while her dark, heavily painted eyes hold a mysterious allure. She’s wearing a striped body-hugging corset that highlights her curves and sports a sparrow tattoo on her arm.
Sweeping, controlled brushstrokes, and clean lines create a rich composition of value and shape. Falling Sparrow emits classic White energy seen and felt in other Day of the Dead paintings by the artist.