Chloe P. Crawford

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Reach New Heights



Reach New Heights 1
acrylic on canvas
38 inches x 48 inches
2017

Reach New Heights 2
acrylic on canvas
38 inches x 48 inches
2017


Two rectangular paintings of the same size, next to each other. The left painting (Reach New Heights 1) depicts a pale-skinned woman in a manual wheelchair near a pool. There are long leg braces, a striped towel, and an arm crutch leaning on a bench behind her. The painted part of the canvas ends in an irregular, uneven line about 40 inches up from the bottom, with the top 8 inches left as raw, unprimed and unpainted canvas. The right painting (Reach New Heights 2) has this same irregular line with raw canvas above it, but the division between the painted and unpainted parts happens about 20 inches up from the bottom. The right painting depicts the same woman getting out the pool with her back towards us. She is only painted from below her shoulder blades and above her thighs. Her hands are on the edge of the pool, lifting her body out the water.  The bottom part of her wheelchair is visible on the pool deck in front of her. The two paintings are hung next to each so that the ragged lines and unpainted raw canvas parts line up. 




Museum View


   

Museum View 1
acrylic on canvas 
20 inches x 26 inches 
2017

Museum View 2
acrylic on canvas
15 inches x 21 inches 
2017


Two paintings of differing sizes, hanging vertically on top of each other. The bottom canvas (Museum View 1) is a rectangle. The bottom painting has an image of a bottom-half of a gold decorative frame hanging on a yellow wall above green wall trim. Inside the frame is painted black. The top canvas (Museum View 2) is a trapezoid, with the top edge shorter than the bottom edge. The top painting is an image of the top-half of the gold decorative frame with an enlongated, forced perspective. 
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