Alaina Stocker
Seattle, Washington
They Did Live
graphite, pen on paper, 15x23, 2017, $280
This piece is a study from observation of dried plants.
My art focuses on the detail and poetry in every day life. I am fascinated by narrative, surrealism, macabre, and Memento Mori. My biggest inspiration is Dutch still life Vanitas paintings and nature (human/plant/animal). A goal of the work is to open a dialogue among fellow humans, recognizing where we may feel similarly unnoticed for our natural beauty. It aims to speak up for those lost in the shuffle of the bright and loud, those who wish to speak softly.
I graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a BFA in painting, sculpture, and drawing in 2015. Since then, I have worked to develop my style within the limitations of time and space. This mostly allowed for graphite, pen, and ink works on paper, so I leaned into a detail-heavy practice based around observation and narrative.
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