Queens and Shield-Maidens
A series of styled portraits of women garbed as Queens and Shield-maidens, including a self-portrait, exploring the concepts of Transformation and Personal Power. Women who have felt powerless due to past trauma, abuse, health issues etc were formally dressed and invested with symbols of power as part of an informal therapeutic process, with the final portraits portraying them as a Queen or Warrior woman. As a survivor of long-term abuse myself, dealing with cPTSD and rebuilding my life through my artistic process, I have become fascinated with the progression from Surviving to Thriving and the potential for Claiming and Re-Claiming of Personal Power through art.
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 •