In this series of paintings; Sasha’s interest lies in the original artist’s skill in depiction of fabric and pearls through paint opposed to the importance or history of the sitter. Sections of drapery, clothing and adornments are focused in on and re-presented as abstracted forms. In a similar way to the extraordinary creation of silk from worms and pearls from oysters; the resulting paintings depict a transformation from one form to another, focusing in and rearranging the elements as strange mutations.