The Beautiful Dead
A series created from photographs of appropriated religious martyr tableaux taken on a photographic pilgrimage in Germany. The bones of ancient nameless poor people were trafficked as part of a Cult of Relics, given new names and fictitious hagiographies, dressed in cloth of gold and jewels and arranged in glass coffins. Originally celebrated and revered, they now seem neglected and a dusty part of the church furniture, the original human being forgotten. My work visits and re-visits the concepts of transformation, empowerment and storytelling, restoring the dignity and humanity to the nameless skeletons, using modern portraiture post production techniques, delving deeper within myself to my past and considering my eventual mortality.
Psy100 110 • Rachel Andrew • Alison Ashwell • Alison Ashwell • Alanis Blades • Kieran Connor • James Finlayson • Louise Humphrey • Kevin Mora Rosenkranz • Rebecca Raw • Craig Redshift • Nicola Stead •