Float IICamilla Marie Dahl
Printmaking on Paper
Ready to frame
Signed on front
18 " h x 13.5 " w |0 lbs. 3 oz.
A nude curls into a ball, possibly floating or falling. Camilla describes the figure as introverted and vulnerable. Fine detail in the form and shadowing. The piece is a UV lithograph. The drawing was done in graphite on frosted mylar, and then the negative of the image was coated in a light-sensitive emulsion and exposed to ultraviolet light. The positive image remained, and was printed on Rives BFK paper using lithography ink and a lithography press.
Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut
Camilla Marie Dahl’s understanding of the female form is impeccable. “My primary source material is the human body. I reference photos and sketches of friends, as well as my imagination,” she says. She applies her knowledge to both painting and sculpture, working in multiple media to address the complicated significance of a woman’s body to her sense of self. Camilla uses variations in body language and subtleties in facial expressions to share the challenges young women face as they navigate social and cultural norms regarding female beauty and sexuality. She explains simply, “I aim to capture the unique and complex relationships individuals have with their own bodies.”