Two Maidens
Mixed media collage on canvas | 36 x 24 inches

Artist’s Note

In my final year of college, a professor prompted me to re-imagine an image from the school’s archives. I was enthralled by the idea of translating a piece of art into a new form.

The women depicted in the original print looked exposed, vulnerable, Ophelia-esque; I wanted to give them cover. So I adorned them with leaves and flowers, imagining them as nymphs tucked quietly away from the world. I chose bright contrasting colors of blues, greens, and pinks in sharp texture to place the maidens in a dreamscape rather than what had before looked to me like a quiet state of death.