Femme Fatale


This is a painting I did for Modern Eden Gallery’s “Femme to Femme Fatale” show, curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.  The original sold at the show.  With my contribution, “Femme Fatale,” I have explored some of the notions that pop into my head when I hear the words.  As a generic stock character a Femme Fatale is somewhat of a trope – an archtype of a seductive dangerous woman, which I definitely embodied in this piece, but I wanted to take the idea a bit further.  I’ve juxtaposed some stereoptypically “feminine” imagery (in this case, delicate flowers, Winter’s 19th Century “Cleopatra” illustrations) with “danger” imagery (slithery snake) alongside the beautiful female figure.  However rather than a standard nude Eve theme, I have handpainted an approximation of a “censored” pixellation blur.  
No matter what strides have been made, how “artistic” an endeavour is, it still seems to me that there are an awful lot of people who seem threatened by nudity.  I am not a very controversial artist.  But a day does not pass where I don’t receive some sort of criticism, violation report or crude comment on the perceived nudity or sexual content in my work (in most instances completely fabricated or imagined by the viewer).   So I have jumped the gun and created this piece as self-censorship – which in the end I feel is more revealing.  As with all my “pixelated” paintings, this is done by hand, no computers, no blurring, this is what the painting and subsequent prints actually look like.
Limited Edition Canvas Prints are SOLD OUT. However, we have now released the Open Edition Remarqued Canvas Prints – they are truly the next best thing. They are the same high quality canvases stretched on boards & ready to hang, but are open edition. This means that they are not numbered, not dated, not signed by Jasmine, not embellished by Jasmine in paint. They are however remarqued with metallic ink on the front with the official JBG seal/remarque (as shown in the photo), and come with a Certificate of Authenticty signed by Jasmine herself. The open edition canvases are shaped a bit differently than the sold-out Limited Editions, they are 12″x16″ and are on thicker stretcher boards, so they are a bit deeper. Open Edition Canvases ship from our Kansas location.  
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Glossy Photo Prints

All Glossy Photo Prints are printed on a glossy photo paper with archival inks. A small white border is included around the printed area of the artwork. When you select the print size and type that you want to purchase, the Printed Area Dimensions will appear below your selection. Please note the dimensions to make sure that the print you select is a size that will work for your needs. We cannot provide custom print sizes at this time. What you see offered is what is available.

Open Edition Canvas Prints

These prints are made on canvas with archival inks and varnished with a UV resistant finish. They are gallery-wrap style — wrapped on boards, stretched over a frame and are shipped ready-to-hang. The canvas sides are printed in black, creating a natural self-framing effect, so you don’t have to purchase an additional frame if you don’t want to. The entire piece is also painted with a UV varnish and then heat set for maximum protection and longevity. They are truly beautiful pieces and it is often difficult to tell them apart from the originals. We only release these open edition canvases once Limited Edition Hand-Embellished Canvases have been sold out. The open edition canvases are on deep gallery wrapped boards. The Open Editions are set to a specific size format and there may be some cropping around the edges from the original artwork. NOTE: The watermark in the image is only for digital display and does not appear in the originals or prints.


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