This week’s artist conversation, I had the opportunity to talk to Rhiannon Aarons. She had formal art training since she was 17 which is pretty young in my perspective. She works with people who are disabled as a non profit teacher. She is very generous person because she loves to volunteer by spending her time helping others in her community. She wants to bring back to life the history that has disappeared in her art work. She currently a second year MFA student at CSULB.
The title of her art piece is called Ex Libris. Her work usually focuses on the depictions of skeletons and anatomical renderings of mythological beings. I have never seen a type of art like this because it is usually with paint or a different texture. This art in particular was made with a method called drypoint print and digital paint. The structure of it represents how it serves an allegory to a life cycle. She has her mind set on making her viewers in depth about what they really see in her art pieces. She just wants people to expand their creativity and how they will interpret the piece in their own perspective.
The art piece above are her art pieces that are named Serpents. It was based on the historical prints of the garden of Eden. It is based on the serpent that tricks Eva to sin in the beginning of time when God created the world. The serpent in a biblical sense has a negative connotation. She chose these art pieces because they all share the common thread of depicting the serpent as specifically feminine, even though the biblical serpent is gender neutral.
Her art pieces are very simple but it has a very depth meaning if you actually pay attention. I love how the serpents had a connection with the bible because I have never seen an artist use the bible as a base. She made the skeletons without legs but with wings which adds a mythological sense.
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