Sirens<br>First Place: $800



First Place: $800

Ashley Cecil

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Acrylic, block printing and oil on canvas

My work is rich with visual metaphors that make connections between women and nature. Each piece is deeply rooted in symbolism, specifically of elements of nature representing feminine power and of female characters representing Mother Nature. It's part of my process of visually retelling historical stories through striking groupings of repeating patterns of cultural and religious symbols of fertility layered with lush flora and fauna.