Fivefold Kiss

Posted on: September 15, 2017
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Fivefold Kiss is an in-progress body of work that beings to explore the female gaze and the mysticism often associated with sexually empowered women. I?ve always been drawn to the idea of the witch and the femininity and the ritual associated with it. From the Whore of Babylon, Salem witch trials, and the resurgence of witchcraft in present day?s young women. As a child, I would take my bible upstairs and hunt for the passages about the Witches of Endor and how Saul turned to them when God did not provide the prophecies he needed. My sisters and I found excitement in the forbidden nature of the supernatural. These images examine a modern folktale set in rural New England.

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Tabitha Barnard

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BFA Alumni

Major: Photography

Graduation Year: 2016

Artist Statement:

These photographs navigate a theater of teenage girls isolated in a conservative religious culture, and habits and rituals associated with their sexual repressions. In this community traditions of hunting; with their skin, blood, and sense of community. Create designated and separate roles between sexes.