“Athene-cunicularia-burrowing-owl-0b” by I, Adamantios. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America.
Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs (Cynomys spp.).
Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat.
But like many other kinds of owls, burrowing owls do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage.
Living in open grasslands as opposed to the forest, the burrowing owl has developed longer legs, which enables it to sprint as well as fly when hunting.
These surreal gothic illustrations are by Alessia Iannetti, all of which are portraits of women and children.
Every piece is mainly monochrome with small pops of color being insects or birds, they show lots of emotion being both innocent yet dark.
In this way her models are called to represent fragile girls on the boundary between mythology and everyday life and they are submerged in the leaves of gray woods which led the artist to manipulate their light and shadows as in the legendary Cameron’s “Glass House”.
Allegorical paintings and female portraiture from art history that have been layered and manipulated to show the different archetypes used to define women.
The images presented for this series attempt to break their attachments to provenance and represent themselves anew.
The images are constructed from scanned segments of female portraits and allegorical painting from art history.
They are layered and manipulated, only traces of the original scan can be seen.
Female portraiture has been appropriated to show the archetypes used to define women: the visionary, the scribe, the mother, the femme fatale, and the maiden to name a few.
The final prints represent the variety of archetypes of women and subverts the context of the original portrait. The sitter of the portrait is no longer tied to their authorship, originality or ownership.