Lady night is inspired by 1920s sex workers, she is the biggest work in the series of girls. I am tired of
seeing sex workers being portrayed as scum and looked down on by society when in actual fact
there are many historical escorts that are highly known and accepted into the communities. I
wanted to make her features strong to reflect that she is determined to be more than people expect
of her. I used the strong red pastel to give the work a contrast from the fine lines and charcoal to
show her power, her unio brow comments on her lack of care towards society’s beauty standards at
the time. She is an icon or her own creation.
|Dimensions||60 × 45 cm|