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Don’t Eat the Children

Amanda Visell defiantly has a distance style in her paintings. For me she is most iconic, is her use of child-like cartoons against dark, bleak backgrounds. I think this juxtaposition works very well, not only does it allows the colourful characters to ‘POP’ from the page, but it creates a darker/sinister tone. Visell likes to adopt this sinister theme throughout her work, often showing babies being eaten by monsters, (sometimes seeing them in their stomachs. Here is an example). This reminds me of classic fairytales, such as Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. I love her cartoons, tell me what you think below. Here is a link to her website or you can even follow her on wordpress.


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