while getting my artsy forager fix this past week i came across this post on the artwork of linnea strid. i was struck by the similarity between her images of water on the human face and a previous collection of artwork by alyssa monk.
both artists depict variations on similar themes; including faces floating just beneath the water's surface, and steamy shower scenes (not that kind!). while i prefer the expert realism of alyssa's hand, there is something about linnea's portraits that feel contemplative. her faces appear to be using the water as a way to hide, or let go. whereas monk's women come across as somewhat playful, and more relaxed.