Working with pens and markers on vellum paper, Edwards has a unique perspective in creating her rapid-fire sketches. “I look for a landmark, something on their face, body language, emotions, and try to give the drawings a human quality, to focus on something that will bring attention to what they are doing or saying in court,” the artist explains. “I feel I’m telling a story, that first and foremost, I’m an historian.”
Mona’s book, Captured! Inside the World of Celebrity Trials, published in 2006, is a spellbinding collection of her work, featuring portraits from the aforementioned trials, as well as of celebrities such as Clint Eastwood, Snoop Dogg, Winona Ryder, Dolly Parton and Dustin Hoffman.
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