21st century royalty

a series within the POST-MODERN body of work

artist statement

Taking notes from royal portraiture of old, this series depicts the kings and queens of the modern era in new found splendor and majesty. Their grand palaces are now digital and their subjects span the globe, numbering in the millions. These influencers and trend-setters fall as quickly as they rise in expendable succession in the landscape of the 21st century. The demand for royals to worship accelerates the incidental rise of many. Some are fashioned and some are forced into place. Ultimately each can be described in one of three ways: she is scary, her world is scary, what happens to her is scary.