MONA LISA DI SANTA MONICA, 2018
Karen LeeCreated in 2018. The quality most often associated with DaVinci’s “Mona Lisa” is the way in which this woman’s gaze follows the viewer wherever they may stand and look. It was with this in mind that I created my own interpretation of a siren who compels us to willingly and happily submit. My modern day Mona Lisa di Santa Monica appears fragile and vulnerable yet the attention she commands reveals a creature of great strength, one who is very much aware of her power and allure. I never fail to melt in her presence.