Details:

This graphite and color-pencil work is part of a series by the artist that depicts figures ensnared in domestic environments. In these works, the subject is collapsed into form in scenes where dread lurks around the corners of interior life.
Framed: 15.8 x 19.8 x 1.2 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Another Message

In this drawing, a woman stares contemplatively into the distance while holding a book in her lap; two windows behind her reveal a withered landscape of barren trees and an orange sky—maybe from the sun setting or perhaps the world is on fire. This graphite and color-pencil work is part of a series by the artist that depicts figures ensnared in domestic environments. In these works, the subject is collapsed into form in scenes where dread lurks around the corners of interior life.

Walton's works are dense and mysterious narratives, as surreal as they are mundane. The artist's compositions oscillate between representations of everyday life and suggesting looming unknown forces—resulting in interlocking psychological and existential tableaus. As Vivien Lee writes in The Art Paper, “[Walton] outlines the fragility of shared environments—faint edges separate the narrator from the viewer, character from author, characters from one another, forms from objects and shadows from light. [Walton's works explore] the convergence of environmental, spatial and social relationships.”

Specs:

18.5 inches
14.5 inches
with frame
19.75 inches
15.75 inches

③ Artist:

Lillian Paige Walton

Lillian Paige Walton’s work features dense and mysterious narratives that are as surreal as they are mundane. The artist uses graphite and color-pencil to create works that oscillate between representations of everyday life and the depiction of looming unknown forces—creating interlocking psychological and existential tableaus. In Walton’s work, dread lurks around the corners of quiet scenes that feature women reading, writing and showering.

Lillian Paige Walton:
Another Message, 2022
Wax and water-soluble pencil on paper
14.5 × 18.5 inches /
Lillian Paige Walton:
Another Message, 2022
Wax and water-soluble pencil on paper
14.5 × 18.5 inches /