Jennifer Samet interviews painter Elena Sisto about her work.
Regarding the figures in her paintings Sisto notes that "the characters come out of the paint, the light, and the mood of the light... I observe people carefully; I stare at people on the subway more than I maybe should, and I draw from life. The characters may get too realistic and then too cartoon-ish. I try to find a balance between reality and imagination. I do not want to make a portrait, I want the sense of another consciousness."