Friday, December 30, 2011

Madame Butterfly

I reworked a poster-like illustration inspired by the early 1900's opera, Madame Butterfly.  This one may not follow the storyline as closely as a previous version I had done but I wanted to focus more on both the mysterious and tragic aspects of the opera.  I constantly find myself wrestling with what is traditional and new so this was yet another piece where I was able to not only combine different media but also work with an old story that had been retold in so many ways.  Love it when it comes full circle like that.  Anyway,  I'll be jumping right into my next piece so be on the look out for more!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Luchador masks have intrigued me for a long time.  They're shiny, colorful, bold yet hide identity to create a new one-- one that represents strength.  I think that's cool.  Here is my version of my "Luchadora" mask.  It's feminine and powerful; using some inspiration from Wonder Woman's costume without being too patriotic-- if I did, that would defeat the purpose of being feminine, right??  I'll save that for another discussion...