Artist: Daria Tessler
I’d posted a few photos of this piece as it was work in progress, so you can imagine how excited my wife and I were to finally see the finished painting arrive at our home. It’s very strange because Daria Tessler’s art seems so deeply connected to the children’s picture books and illustrated stories I fell in love with as a child that I feel as if I have been a fan of her work for over 40 years. Which is obviously impossible because I don’t even think Daria is that old! Still, there is something about all of her art - her drawings, paintings, and silkscreens - that truly transports the viewer to someplace else. Someplace strange, a little unsettling, completely enchanting and absolutely wondrous. This is a large painting and simply stunning in every respect. I’ve got quite a few of Daria’s prints, but it is even better to finally have an original piece that will soon be hanging on our wall. And what a fascinatingly strange vision of the Witch-king!
Daria’s web site is here, you can look at and buy her prints here (and you should, they are SO amazing!) and you can follow her tumblr here.
I absolutely love this piece.