Reward for a Virtuous Soul

In “Reward for a Virtuous Soul,” we follow Mistress Severa on her journey from domination to power as she reincarnates into the goddess Inanna.

This piece is inspired by Anne O Nomis and her book, “The History & Arts of the Dominatrix,” considered the first illustrated treatise on the history and practices of Dominatrices as an art form.”

Through its exploration of the Dominatrix archetype, this project delves into complex themes of sexuality, power, hierarchy, and gender relations. Its aim is to contribute to the creation of more inclusive and diverse cultural narratives surrounding the concept of  “The Feminine”.

The work presents a dialogue in which the feminine is equated with sexual authority, providing an opportunity to reflect on the alternative perspectives and practices of BDSM culture in human relationships.

Gold, red and black silkscreen with watercolor hand finishing on Somerset cream paper, 300gsm, 56cm by 76cm. Signed Limited Edition of 12.

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