Still Life of Dance Shoes


Audrey Brienza, Artist

Oil Pastel

Drawing and Painting 3, 2020

This still life was modeled after my experiences as an Irish Dancer. As something I have done for most my life I know that all my triumphs as a dancer have been hard won. The still life includes my dance shoes and prizes from competitions I won. To me they are beautiful representations of my hard work. I chose to do this in oil pastels because it was something I did not have a lot of experience in and allowed me to create vivid colors and explorations in the textures for things like the leather and gems.