Piece description from the artist
Elinor Smith was the youngest licensed pilot in the world at age 16. One year later she flew under all four of New York City's East River bridges. according to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, she is the only person to do so. More records followed and she continue to fly for many years. Pioneer, hero and daredevil. Acrylic and details printed with silkscreen on canvas.
Pia Lilenthal is a contemporary street mix-media artist. She combines stencil work with multiple layers and techniques in the backgrounds. It could be watercolor, acrylic paint, screen printing, collages of stamps. Or a mix of them all. Portraits are a common motif, often women, containing multiple details in the different layers.
Her background as a graphic designer and long experience of making sketches digitally comes handy when planning compositions and different color combinations. The final artwork though, is always made by hand.