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April 24, 2017

Empathetic Magic opens on June 10th at the MT Burton Gallery in New Jersey. For more about the series, go here. The portraits of Rachele are for sale for $1800 each—see all currently available artworks. You can purchase prints from my Redbubble shop.

I use other artists’ work as inspiration all the time and I especially like doing what I did here, remixing an old work for a modern audience and building up layers of meaning. I did that with American Gothic and with The Kiss.

a beautiful fat woman
Gwenn Seemel
Fat Shaming on the Grass (Rachele Fitting In) and Superfat Crop Top Girl Gang (Rachele Standing Out)
acrylic on bird’s eye piqué
each painting 18 inches in diameter

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