Thoughtful and reflective, Middle Of A Dream exhibits Carol O’Malia’s mastery of color and value. With a confident yet delicate brush, she reveals each intricate fold, noting every soft ivory highlight and subtle violet shadow. In capturing their wrinkles and bends, she is personifying each pillow’s posture, elevating the ordinary subject matter to contemporary portraiture. Her rich black background further illuminates her subjects, adding drama and giving them infinite space to perform. These inanimate objects are very much alive and are telling a story of harmony, rhythm, interaction, and play.