Lilah Pudlo 

Charcoal on paper

45.7 x 58.4 cm


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Artwork description

Lilah Pudlo transforms ordinary subject matters into an extraordinary experience for the viewers. In this work, she transports us into a train which we get to view through a fish-eye lens, bending all straight lines. The poles on the train, which would typically add to the horizontality of the image, suddenly add to its width and concaveness. A static scene becomes full of movement. We can feel the train moving, shaking, distorting the image.

Lilah Pudlo

Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Lilah is the eldest of 4 siblings. She often portrays her family in her work. She graduated from the Visual Art Magnet of Dupont Manual High School with an extra certificate in Fashion Design. She has spent hundreds of hours volunteering, including mission work in Appalachia, teaching children art to children, and donating a mural she designed and painted to an underserved area of the community. She has completed summer programs at the Cranbrook Institute and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Lilah is currently a student at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.


Artist statement:

I feel that to grow as an artist, I need to constantly push myself beyond my comfort zone. Even though my world felt much simpler in many ways during the Pandemic, I was able to take that time to notice aspects of the world, and myself, that I developed a new appreciation for. This heightened sense of realism is depicted through many of my portraits of self and others. My attention to detail is often accented with elements such as gold leaf, stitching, or other forms of mixed media. These finishing touches are what transforms ordinary subject matter into an extraordinary experience for the viewer.

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