Kind Intruder (Final Sale)

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by Michelle Arcila

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Artist Statement

This photograph was born from a reoccurring dream I had for many years. In this dream, there was a very large bear aggressively trying to get into the cabin I was staying in. I remember running frantically around the cabin, trying to make sure he could not/would not come in and keeping watch from a window. Then one winter, I went and stayed at a family friend's home in upstate New York. When I saw this bear made of branches on their porch, I knew it was my time to make friends with this creature that had visited me so many times in my dreams. So, I took him out into the snow and made some photographs. I think that this, in many ways, sums up how I create work: mixing reality with a hint of imagination.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

Michelle Arcila

Michelle Arcila was born in New York in 1980. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2002 with a BFA in photography. She is currently living and working in NYC. Arcila has exhibited her photographs in Poland, Australia, Belgium, Norway and New York. Her work can be found in a number of private collections and has been published in Vogue Korea, Time Out NY, Metro Pop, Les Inrockuptibles, and Downbeat. She's also photographed and served as art director for numerous record covers.
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