Untitled Man (Father)
Charcoal on rice paper
7 x 5 in
17.8 x 12.7 cm
Original drawing, signed by artist.
Donna Festa, "Untitled Man (Father)", 2020
Donna Festa’s work deals in issues of aging, understanding and learning from elders, and fear of the future. Currently based in Bangor, Maine, Festa creates gestural and tactile work that ranges from oil painting, clay sculptures, and sketches. In each medium, the force from the artist can be felt within the quick and at times violent brushstrokes of the paint and molding of the clay, giving each work tangible textures and unique nuances that mimic the time that has passed on the faces of her portraits. As a figurative artist who primarily depicts single faces on neutral backgrounds using a limited dark and