woman with a ruby earring

2022

During an artist residency in North Holland, I had a chance encounter with the artist model Geke Hankel.  I asked if I could take her portrait.  The resulting photograph was then used as the foundation for a series of composites with imagery shot of contemporary life in the Netherlands.  Inspired by the iconic Dutch masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” this project juxtaposes classical notions of beauty with references to current Dutch culture, resulting in surrealistic imagery. 

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