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The Law's Art
By Ani Mikaelian
Just like any other theme known to mankind, the fantasy realm holds quite a lot of interest, especially those with a wide range of imagination. When you think about it, there is really no limit or point of depth you can reach where it will be considered too much, and that is probably why it is known as the fascination it is today.
Just like many other artists, Stephanie Pui-Mun Law has been painting and processing the images of her mind down to a canvas ever since her immature years, however it officially struck her as a career in 1998. Having authored and illustrated in the past, it would be difficult to say she hasn’t seen “it all.”
Among the infinite examples listed on her website, many stood out for me under the gallery of Fairytales & Mythology. Even seen as thumbnails, you are able to distinctively make out the vivid stroke of the brush that allowed you to see the big picture in the first place. A large variety of color makes up Law’s palette,
one she certainly takes pride in, and somehow is able to procure new feelings when mixing them altogether because inspiring melancholy doesn’t appear to justify enough.
Her images have you thinking about just what other worlds could hold, no less make you imagine such things to get there. From depicting unicorns in a less cliché form while placing miniscule and intricate patterns to complete the piece in question, Law seriously has no boundaries in her whimsical work.
She finds her inspiration in other texts, usually showing the proof in inscriptions right underneath the piece. There is not one bit of information misplaced—even the size and price of the print and original masterpiece are stated to tickle at your curiosity.
Personally, my favorite portrayal would have to be that of the “Fiery Glory,” where the famously known phoenix is illustrated in, if you will, all of its glory. From the usage of proper colors outlining here and there, the watercolors have done a marvelous job of illustrating fire on to the canvas as though it is to strike at any second and burn you. This piece requires time and focus to clearly make out what is what and which is which—but doesn’t any other work of art deserve the same courtesy?
If this sparked an interest in you for Stephanie Pui-Mun Law’s work, make sure to take a gander at her website: