Project info

Like many artists, I am endlessly inspired by artistic masterpieces of centuries past, and I often use themes and protagonists of classical art and sculpture as inspiration for my own work. As an art history major in college, I noticed that women of color are largely and notably absent in classical Western styles of art (both as subject and artist). My goal with this series is to evoke Renaissance ideals of beauty through the depiction of women of color in classical art tropes. As a female artist of color, I believe it is important for me to photograph other women of color in academic painterly settings in order to promote diversity and representation in classical styles of art.