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APHRODITE SERIES STATEMENT: I am an interdisciplinary mixed-media artist investigating syncretism, intersectional feminism, mythology and queer identity in culture. My practice itself is an act of resistance to patriarchal structures; I celebrate divine feminine energy and challenge the erasure and invisibility of queer individuals in culture.
My research into personal tales of deity worshippers and their invocation of Aphrodite drives my artistic practice. These stories fueled my dreams of a face lit from within by golden flaming light and of the energy she represents within the modern world. A face so beautiful, so loving and radiant that it burned in my mind for weeks. She inspires the hyper feminine central figures in each of my projects: I depict women in hyperbolic poses referencing both hellenistic sculpture and mid-century pin-up models. She also inspires the materials of my work: I create abstract color fields on canvases and use sea salt, rose buds and other charms tied to the deity. I cut the figures from paper and iron them on, fusing them to the canvas.
I build an altar to Aphrodite in my collective work as an act of defiance. These altars give agency to [love and beauty and divine feminine energy] in opposing hatred, war, erasure, denial and silencing of queer, female and bipoc people.
Below is a small sample of recent artwork. To purchase work, email me directly at LightFoxDesigns@gmail.com and visit my etsy shop to purchase through a safe and easy check out process. www.etsy.com/shop/LightFoxDesigns