art vs. art | linnea strid vs. alyssa monk

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.

linnea strid

alyssa monk

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