la romantique is the personification of all things poetic born from romanticism. I think the core of art is the romance artists see in life.
the age of alchemy is simply the times we find ourselves in, how we are able to bring together opposing elements and fuse them together to find a balance, a neutral ground of powerful forces: water and fire, or water and earth, dreams and physicality, thought and the manifestation of it, and so on. I believe we are all alchemists.
la romantique finds herself in this age where her art and creativity easily manifests itself in her life, and she is able to bring together two worlds (imagination and physicality) and fuse them. As she does this, she finds more layers embedded within. So what appears to be two things, is in fact, multiplied and stretched infinitely, like a spectrum.
mixed media: pencil, colored pencil, pastel on strathmore drawing paper
18″ × 24″