This is a limited edition print of the original. It is signed and numbered by me.
Joan of Arc is a feminist icon to many women. When thinking of painting Joan the flames came to mind, lots of red, and words like courage, loyalty, and strength. This piece represents heaven and hell with the flames and the cross. The linen dress was made from my grandmother’s table-cloth. Reflections of the sky can be seen in the upturned eyes. There is a bronze gold statue of Joan of Arc in New Orleans on Decatur St.. She is also called the Maid of Orleans and was given to our city in 1959 when Charles de Gaulle came here and presented her to New Orleans on a state visit. The original painting was acrylic paint, Silk's Glaze, paper, fabric, molding paste, varnish on gallery wrapped canvas.
The original is at the LSU Hospital.