/ 2018 / Fine Art / Collage
The Goddess Series
The Goddess Series has evolved from my Anima/Persona Series.
These digital collage portraits were influenced in part by
Symbolist paintings. In art school, I was fascinated by the
symbolist painters. I later learned that many of these artists
worked from misogynist fears stemming from their discovery
that the Victorian notion that women did not have a sexual
nature was untrue, and of the nascent women’s movement for
equality. The elements of the Symbolist work that I found of
interest were their reaction against the mundane, the banal, and
bourgeoisie normalcy of the late 19th century. I want to express
the exotic, the spiritual, and esoteric qualities of women.
The Goddess Series is very new. All of the images were made in
2018. I’m still attempting to express some of the same concepts
from the Anima/Persona Series. I am using antique ‘found’
portraits and transforming them into mythological goddesses
Annette Elizabeth Fournet has exhibited her photography in galleries and museums in France, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, Hungary, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, Korea, and the United States.
Her work is included in public and corporate collections such as the Bibliotheque Nationale, San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, Houston Museum of Fine Art, Prague House of Photography, Kygerstan Museum of Art, and others.
Annette Fournet lives and teaches photography in Memphis, Tennessee and Eastern Europe.