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Ashley Eden Beal

SMU, BFA 2018

Dream 04

Etching and ink, 2017, 30"w x 22"h

My work focuses on the study of dreams. I was inspired by the works of Giorgio de Chirico to place the focus of my prints more on surrealist architecture and less on people. I used incorrect perspective recalling de Chirico’s techniques to distort the architectural environment and create an uncomfortably unreal-looking city for the viewer and removed horizon lines to reinforce this. Halfway through I began removing figures from the pieces entirely and letting my metaphysical city speak for itself.

Ashley Eden Beal - Dream 04

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