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You are Beautiful

we need more body positive messages. we need to feel better about ourselves, not worse. every day we are inundated with images of airbrushed perfection, of promises made that the billboards and magazines just can’t keep. where are the real bodies? do we even know what they look like anymore? do we know, beyond our…

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Divine Agencies is almost here!

My latest exhibition is about to launch. In a week to be precise! Divine Agencies is the latest in my winged figure series exploring therianthropes from around the globe. Across history and across continents these figures have shaped how we view Angels today. It’s not all white robes and snowy feathers people! This series is…

Deborah de Robertis performing Mirror of Origin (2014)

Deborah de Robertis: performance artist or nude exhibitionist?

On May 29 the Luxembourgian performance artist Deborah de Robertis visited Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, sat down in front of Gustave Courbet’s infamous 1866 painting L’Origine du monde (Origin of the World), and recreated the iconic image in the flesh. In a video of the piece, titled Mirror of Origin, the artist can be seen dressed in a gold sequin dress,…

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Researching Australian Aboriginal Winged Figures.

One of the biggest challenges facing me in this series was to find winged figures in the mythology of the Australian Aborigines. this is no small feat as there are countless tribes all with separate belief systems (occasionally shared between neighboring tribes). to add to the difficulty, not much is documented or analyzed with these…