Californian artist Christina Empedocles is doing photorealistic wax pencil drawings on paper, on which you have to take a second look to identify them as real drawings. Her main theme is recreating fleeting moments in highly detailed observations, demonstrating the lasting impressions those moments have. Her pictures reflect her personal history, like discovering her love for nature on early morning bird watches, signified by the transience of everyday. Empedocles is an individual absorbing the world through popular culture with a nostalgic, but elaborated look on nature. I especially like the ones on crumpled paper.
All images © Christina Empedocles