Iain Macarthur is an artist that I stumbled upon over the weekend. I have been looking at his work in more detail and I have to admit, it has grabbed a strong hold of me. A lot of his artwork has an ethnic/tribal flair to them which is very interesting for it calls for major detail throughout his pieces. Many of them are intricate and draw you in and throughout the image to really understand what it is you’re looking at. This image in specific is under his surrealist work. His use of interwoven patterns over this woman’s face is very unique. It somewhat flattens her face, however, the idea that this pattern is going in front and behind her really pops her forward so we don’t lose her face. I enjoy the several white spaces he’s left throughout; it allows the eye to rest for a little before returning to such an intense image. His shading is subtle yet adds enough dimension to the figure's face. He also said that he strives for photorealism. Although I don’t think he has achieved that in this piece, his other pieces support that statement.