The notion of truth regarding women in history has always been both blatantly incorrect and at best subjective. Rebellious natures have historically been repressed. This work utilizes fantastical images to recreate our dark feminine history in a idealized way viewers can stomach and enjoy. The work involves manipulating and drawing over historical photos to the point at which both the feminine subject and the setting itself are idealized. The true history becomes lost as a means to recreate the history I wish we had. This series investigates holy imagery and stories traditionally centered around men from a feminine perspective. Digital media and a neon palette were chosen to convey this contemporary spin. The work investigates dark themes and presents them in a way that not just palatable but extremely delicious. Many females are forced to idealize, compartmentalize, and rationalize as a means of survival, and to reflect this the series blocks out the negative parts of a concept and allows only the idealization to come through. Through heightened idealism viewers can connect to a concept and relate to it no matter whether it is good or evil. I idealize subjects in a manner I find beautiful to confront issues in a passive way. Some viewers may just glance at a piece and think it is pretty, while others who look past the facade of low art will find dark and complex themes. While we as the omnipresent viewer can enjoy the entire scene for its lush visuals, in reality the subjects never get to experience the same beauty that we do outside the image.
Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse | digital drawing over antique photography | 2019
Naphtali the Doe | digital drawing | 2018
Jezebel on Stage | digital drawing over antique photography | 2018
Jezebel Off Stage | digital drawing over antique photography | 2018
Tower of Babel| digital drawing over antique photography | 2019
Catmos | digital drawing | 2018