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Stephen Hansen - "The Persistence of Memory (Dali)"

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Artist: Stephen Hansen
Title: The Persistence of Memory (Dali)
Medium: Acrylic/Paper Mache'
Dimensions: 21.5"h x 28"w

"The Persistence of Memor (Dali)" presents a surrealist inspired by Salvador Dali's famous painting. The central focus of the artwork is on several melting clocks draped over the desolate landscape and other surfaces. The background is divided between a stark blue sky above and a bleak, brownish landscape below, suggesting a desert-like setting. On the right, there is a figure dressed in painter's attire speckled with paint, and wearing a hat. The figure holds a bucket of paint and brushes, melting similarly to the clocks. The ground is featureless and barren, interrupted only by the scaffolding the painter stands on, adding to the painting's dreamlike and enigmatic quality. Overall, the artwork depicts a fantastical and otherworldly scene that defies conventional reality; however, a hint of playfulness is brought in by the painter figure.