Artist Sharon Moody created this oil on canvas series depicting some of the classic pages of vintage comic books. Moody is passionate about creating trompe l’oeil paintings, and it’s pretty obvious that her work speaks for her talent.
“Recently I have been making paintings based on games, toys and other forms of entertainment that reflect the universal human desire for amusement, diversion, and stimulation. These seem a proper subject for trompe l’oeil paintings, which by their very nature are intended to divert and entrance us with their illusionism and by the questions they raise – in a playful way – about perception and reality.
My goal as a painter is to create space, whether the table top space in a still life work or the more shallow space of a trompe l’oeil composition. Illusionism, especially the heightened mimesis found in trompe l’oeil, invites the viewer to enter the space of the piece and then persuades them to linger and explore the meaning of the work. A final aim is first to delight the eye, and then intrigue the mind.”