Elisa Anfuso, L’Altra Eva VIII, 2019

Although it’s not a self-portrait of the artist, she admits that it is a portrait of her subconscious, along with other paintings in the same series. She writes that “Each of them is the representation of a moment, a thought, a fear, an obsession.”

Anfuso feels that symbols are the perfect vehicle by which to tell a story that is open to multiple interpretations, although she does let us in on some secrets when she says that for her “the birds represent the Seven Deadly Sins that attack the purity of the girl, the moths are a symbol of the soul, the branches are the thoughts articulated, and the castle is the stronghold par excellence, shelter and prison at the same time.”


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