76x76cm / 30×30″
oil & copper leaf on cotton canvas
available @ Christopher Hill Gallery, California, US
Wonders & Strange girls — Christopher Hill Gallery. California, US
Beauty, danger and self-control: the three essential qualities for a femme fatale.
The background, with the crown, is an interpretation of the design on the labels of liquor bottles and cigars boxes. The hierarchic character and the kimono are Indian and Japanese inspired, and her face has the typical features of a humanized porcelain doll. The snakes on the head are a reference to the Greek myth of Medusa, who with just one look could turn you into stone.