Holofernes by Judith, red

2019

Acrylic on canvas

24 x 36 inches

Holofernes by Judith (2018) is derived from the story of Judith and Holofernes, in which Judith beheads the war general threatening her city. Inspiration is pulled from both the original story and the depictions of the scene throughout art history, most notably from Artemisia Gentileschi’s rendition, Judith Slaying Holofernes c.1614. This theme is paralleled with current events: minimal consequence towards politicians, celebrities, and privileged abusers facing major allegations. The head in the handbag represents the conquer of oppression and the stamina to keep fighting for justice.

Also see: Holofernes by Judith, blue

 

"She Flies with her Own Wings" juried exhibition, Salem Art Association, Salem OR 

January 19th - February 23rd.

(Holofernes by Judith, blue and Holofernes by Judith, red)

Oregon State University's art and literature publication Prism, 2019 winter edition.

(Holofernes by Judith, blue)

"Existential Dread: But Make it Fashion" solo exhibition, Lunaria Gallery, Silverton OR 

September 2019

(Holofernes by Judith, blue and Holofernes by Judith, red)