PainfuIly Drifting Away Into Another Realm

Artist Lente Scura takes us on an emotional journey through her visually striking digital compositions. Filled with dramatic anguish, each female appears to be struggling with a sad, lonely heart. As the human forms melt away into a confusing blur of reality and dreams, there is a haunting presence of imminent death within the life of each figure.

The portraits are composed of original photographs that have been digitally manipulated and altered to show the desolate women struggling to survive in a sea of sorrow. To convey her emotional message, Scura focuses less on the details and more on the energy that emanates from the canvas. With titles like Where Nightmares Bleed, The Forest of My Darkness, and Turn to Dust, Scura invites her viewers to reflect on the intense suffering and emptiness surrounding each delicate form.

Lente Scura’s website
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