I started this series using a vintage snapshot of women on a beach.
I knew it would be a big challenge, and actually it was. It took a long time indeed, almost two years from the very first sketch to the latest painting.
I wanted to work in a new way, with unusual colors for me, empty spaces and different layers so as to show the structure of the bodies and the « skin » of the painting.
I tried to create a strange atmosphere, showing women who seem suspended in time, space and silence, as an echo from the past.
Here are the Sleeping Beauties.