When researching for my Thesis show (Dec 4-10 mark your calendars!) I came across artist Alexa Meade, a young up-and-coming artist from DC. Her work first looks like interesting paintings of somber interiors with a figure, but I read on to realize they are actually people and furniture she has painted on. Questioning the boundaries between the 2-D and the 3-D is always a question for me, but this approach really addresses it "hands on." (No pun intended). The paintings create a mood and intrigue as 2D photos- but take on a different psychological role as installations and with the understanding of life beneath the paint. Found via albus cavus blog. See more at alexameade.com.