Though old family photos we know the stories and myths of our relatives and ancestors. Within our family, they are heroes. They are the God and Goddesses.
Their stories enliven our spirit.
Their essence imbues our hearts.
To know them, is to know our self, and each other.
In a time when photographs were rare, we only a handful of photos of these mythical entities but yet their stories invade and enthrall our lives.
This series of paintings was inspired by old family photos of incredible women in my family, medieval woodcuts and Mirka Mora.
Adoration and child
Adoration's red dress
The witch's daughter
The devil's playground
Phoenix and her snake
For my final year studio project in the Bachelor of Fine Art at QCA, I focused on the stories of tragedy from my parent’s home region, South America, during a period of war called Operation Condor that lasted throughout the 1970s and 1980s. My parents left Uruguay in 1969, at the start of this period and the project was the result of research and exploration into their personal stories.