Silver / 2018 / Fine Art / Collage

The Goddess Series

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Collage
  • Photographer
    A.E. Fournet

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.