All The World’s A Miniature Stage: Grace Weston

13 Oct

I find it intriguing when artists let us into their imaginations, giving us a glimpse of the world as they see it, scenes of life as they interpret it.  Portland photographer Grace Weston creates small, staged vignettes that take on big, universal themes and canonical artwork.

Winter Wish, Winter Dream

The images are simple in their composition, poetic in their imagery and completely relatable.  Their dreamlike quality is, depending upon the image, entrancing, wryly humorous or slightly disturbing in an intentionally sweet yet creepy way.

Lovebirds

Baby Makes Three

I especially love her take on iconic artwork such one of The Unicorn in Captivity tapestry from the Metropolitan Museum in New York and The Son of Man by Rene Magritte.  What can I say, the art history major in me totally geeks out on these kinds of references and reinterpretations.

Petting Zoo

The Overseer

Grace Weston is represented by G. Gibson Gallery in Portland, Oregon, so if you’re in that area, stop in to see her work in person or visit her website.

Featured image is Laundry Day.  All images are courtesy of the artist’s website.

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