EYE TRAPS: A CELEBRATION OF PAINTED PORTRAITS ON FABRIC 

Eye Traps is a celebration of women, which marries traditional oil painting, patterned fabrics and fresh color.  

The namesake for the collection originates from the Christian cult, the IBLP, which outlined a pamphlet on appropriate dress for women, warning of "eye traps".  Ashley is redefining the term to highlight every beautiful blemish, hair a-strewn, and deliciously highlighted cheekbone. 

Each lovingly layered oil painting is 8" x 8", with a wooden panel base.  It's stretched with fabric, gessoed and prepared with a medium red ground.  After three passes of oil paint (generally), each painting is varnished. 

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detail of "Sunrush"

Cassens_Get Mod_8x8_521
Cassens_Get Mod_8x8_521
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Cassens_Souls on Fire_8x8_521
Cassens_Souls on Fire_8x8_521
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Listen all a Y'all, oil on fabric, 8_x8_, 2021
Listen all a Y'all, oil on fabric, 8_x8_, 2021
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Say the right things with your eyes
Say the right things with your eyes
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Genesis
Genesis
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Stiring Secrets
Stiring Secrets
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so garish!
so garish!
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Eternal Optimist
Eternal Optimist
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Sprinkles
Sprinkles
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Blue Halo, oil on fabric, 8_x8_, 2021
Blue Halo, oil on fabric, 8_x8_, 2021
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Sunrush 8_ x 8_ oil on painted fabric
Sunrush 8_ x 8_ oil on painted fabric
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Sugar
Sugar
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