Laura Ingalls Wilder, 2011
Laura Ingalls Wilder, 2011
Louisa May Alcott, 2011
Louisa May Alcott, 2011
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 2011
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 2011
Emily Dickinson, 2011
Emily Dickinson, 2011

Laura's Silhouette
Laura's Silhouette
Edna's Silhouette
Edna's Silhouette
Emily's Silhouette
Emily's Silhouette
Louisa's Silhouette
Louisa's Silhouette
Louisa's Calendar
Louisa's Calendar
Laura's Calendar
Laura's Calendar
Edna's Calendar
Edna's Calendar
Emily's Calendar
Emily's Calendar

Exploring modes of portraiture, this project looks at four famous female writers: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Louisa May Alcott, Edna St. VIncent Millay, and Emily Dickinson. The first series of portraits imagines these authors as alive in 2011. The second series removes the subect from the portrait completely, and focuses on their writing. The third series returns back to what they looked like during their lifetimes, juxtaposed with contemporary calendars. Inspired by Roland Barthes "The Death of the Author." this series raises questions about the authority of the author, and the amount which is left up to the reader.