Originally published in Revolt — Vol. 1, Issue 1
“Now You See Me”
The purpose of this image is to show the progression of two states of self: the state of self that you show openly, and the state of self that is more vulnerable and hidden. I aimed to create an image that shows that there is more than meets the eye. “Now You See Me” sets out to expose that layer that may be hidden, and show that there’s more to a person than the mask they wear every day.
I’ve always been fascinated by twilight, especially in cities. A feeling of isolation descends as the city goes to sleep. Empty streets create a feeling of abandonment. The final blue and cyan of the setting sun contrast with the red of passing cars and the orange of streetlights creating one of the most beautiful, recurring scenes to behold.
Anthony Di Donato
In this series, I occasionally ask students at SUU if I can paint or illustrate them. The series has resulted in many interesting conversations and experiences, even a few new friends; and so far, over 50 pictures of SUU students.
Oil on canvas, 2017
Relief print, 2017
“What Lies Beneath”
Oil on wood, 2017