Olivia Knapp’s work explores the relationship between desire, reason, and circumstances. Mostly using disembodied human brains, eyes, and hearts to illustrate her stories, the subjects of her work are a rightly point towards the perennial struggle between decisions of the heart and mind. When checking out her work, you can definitely see the European line engravings of decorative and scientific specimens much like the styles of the Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo’s sketches. Her technique incorporates “line to dot” and “dot and lozenge” rendering methods used by 16th century masters, adding legitimacy to her update of that particular style of art.
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