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Faded Glory (self-portraits)
Will we become immortal?
Like plants and flowers, the human body withers with time. We throw away plants and flowers when they are not fresh anymore. What can we do with our bodies to prevent them from aging, because the body cannot be thrown away before we die? Can it be fixed?
Science marches on. How long will it take before editing genetic codes becomes a common method for turning back the hands of time? How long will it take before the body knows when to renew itself to make it possible for us human beings to live forever, or at least for a thousand years?
Henriëtte van Gasteren, better known by her pseudonym, Lilith, was born in 1964 in Sevenum, the Netherlands. She is a photographic artist, who has been widely exhibited. Her work has received critical and public acclaim. She has won several national and international photography awards.
She uses self-portraits to provide a commentary on the image of women today. Recurring themes in her work include identity, gender roles, freedom, equality, religion and the positive and negative aspects of human experience. Her work is sometimes humorous, frequently confrontational and always insightful.
Awards 2018:Nominee at the 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards category Nude with: 'Stay cool'Nominee at the 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards category Fine Art with: 'Man Ray'2018:IPA 2018, honorable mention category Fine Art and Portrait with part of the series Bit Player2018:For the summer issue of See All This, iMAE, the Master ‘Artist Educator’ of ArtEZ, and Ello, the online platform for creative soules, joined forces. On Ello an ‘Artists Invite’ was sent out: female artists could send in their work the past few months. No less than 600 artists submitted their work. Twenty artists were selected* for this online blog from which 10 are also included in the summer issue of See All This magazine. Students of the Master ‘Artist Educator’ wrote personal notes to each selected artist.*Self-portrait 'Butcher'2018:Nominee for 11th Annual International Color Awards category Nude with 'Uprooted'2017:Nominee for 10th Annual International Color Awards category Fine Art 'Baker' and Honorable Mention category Fine Art 'Butcher'AVROTROS Picasso Contest Public choice and Juror’s top 3 list with ‘From blue to white’Nominee at 12th Annual Black&White Spider Awards, category Nude with 'Pyramid'3rd Place Honor of Distinction at 12th Annual Black&White Spider Awards, category Nude with 'Hot Cuppa'2016:Nominee at 9th Annual Photography Masterscup, category Fine Art with 'Faded glory: Narcis'Nominee at the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards with: Mugshot2015Nominee at 8th Annual Photography Masterscup, category Fine Art with 'The library'Nominee at 8th Annual Photography Masterscup, category Nude with 'Mystifier'Nominee at 8th Annual Photography Masterscup, category Nude with 'Woodcarver'Honorable mention 8th Annual Photography Masterscup, category Nude with 'Queen bed'Nominee at 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, category Nude with ‘L a penitente’Nominee at 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, category Portrait with ‘Still life’2014