Tune of Old Hickory

by Kelley Hensing

This piece was inspired from the Italian masks in Venice, during a trip I took this year for Carnevale. One of my favorite faces resembles a classic style devil, with the long pointed chin and hooked nose. ‘Old Nick’ has an extensive history.  In my image he more closely resembles the god of nature rather than an evil figure. I’ve also used a vintage italian frame that matched the lyrical feel of the image.

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Kelley is an artist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of design. Her favorite medium is oil paint and she loves to create her work by hand. She is fascinated with deciphering the myths and symbolism behind all types of religions. She believes being well-read in a variety of subjects is an important element to bring depth to art making, with a few of her favorites being psychology and scientific discovery. Traveling is her only other passion equal to a career in art and is a vital component of inspiring her work. In her art making she explores hidden meanings behind obscure stories, influenced by a mix of genres from the gothic and steampunk to classic fantasy and legends.
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