Robbing The Muse
Robbing The Muse

A collection of portraits inspired by the words & music of the 2014 LP ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ by Tori Amos. All pieces brought to life with the help of the super talented Shylie Parsons and Li-Sa Choi.

Purchase the Robbing The Muse Magazine here.

The Robin's Muse
The Robin's Muse

As a child I would go out to the shed and talk to the tawny frogmouths, imagining they were my spiritual guardians. Owls are said to be guides to the Underworld, leading us through dark times. This is a reminder to follow the voice of my spirit animal.

Inspired by the song ‘Forest of Glass’ by Tori Amos.

The Other America
The Other America

The land of Milk and Honey has become a caricature of itself. The western world has become so caught up in the chase for money, power and glory, that we don’t realise we are drowning.

Inspired by the song ‘America’ by Tori Amos.

Dream of Our Wedding Day
Dream of Our Wedding Day

When we believe we’ve realised our wildest dreams, we rarely think about how they might not last forever, such is the joy of the “happiest day of your life” - whatever that looks like for you. No matter what happens, you can always recall and dress up in the joy you once felt.

Inspired by the song ‘Wedding Day’ By Tori Amos.

Keep Your Forest Safe
Keep Your Forest Safe

I spent my troubled childhood escaping reality to live in my fantasy world down at my local creek, letting my imagination run wild on make believe adventures. Rose Dover is the guardian of that realm and this portrait speaks to my attempts to reconnect with her.

Inspired by the song “Rose Dover” by Tori Amos.

Freed From Your Religion
Freed From Your Religion

The story of Mary Magdalene is here retold as an unrepentant lover, rather than a prostitute possessed by seven devils as men throughout history have branded her. Is this where gender inequality stems from?

Inspired by the title song ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ by Tori Amos.

Maids of Elfen-Mere
Maids of Elfen-Mere

A tale of how one boy’s greed and obsession with the mythical Maids of Elfen-Mere led to their gory deaths. This song was inspired by the 1850s artwork of the same name by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, which was inspired in turn by the ballad by William Allingham.

Inspired by the song “Maids of Elfen-Mere” by Tori Amos

Selkie Battled Tide and Wave
Selkie Battled Tide and Wave

The selkie folklore tells of an abusive relationship and warns against sacrificing who you are for love. This is a tale of reclaiming your authentic self and escaping entrapment.

Inspired by the song “Selkie”

by Tori Amos.

Did I Somehow Become You?
Did I Somehow Become You?

What started as a tale of the memories that stalk us, of who we once were or who we tried not to be, became an ode to all Friends of Dorothy to be brave, stand tall and continue to fight for our visibility.

Inspired by the song “Oysters”

by Tori Amos.

Paint Her Back To Life
Paint Her Back To Life

When loved ones are lost, we go on living in the sensation of them still existing in our memory, which can sometimes trick us into seeing them in crowds, or in voices, or perhaps even in the colours of nature.

Inspired by the song “Weatherman”

by Tori Amos.

Trouble's Lament
Trouble's Lament

What are the contracts we sign to conform to society’s structures? ‘Trouble’ is a character that struggles to live outside these boundaries under cover of night, lamenting the judgment or persecution faced on a daily basis.

Inspired by the song “Trouble’s Lament”

by Tori Amos.

White Telephone To God
White Telephone To God

This is a tale of the dangers in living a life of excess. When Marilyn Monroe died, she was found naked in bed, holding a telephone receiver. At the time, she was inarguably the world’s most iconic woman. Not so rich and famous, however, that Death could not come calling.

Inspired by the song “White Telephone To God” by Tori Amos.

Invisible Boy
Invisible Boy

This is your Posse Bonus; a story of the struggle to choose between blending in and conforming, or to be your authentic self and stand out in this hyper-masculine society. Unicorn Mask design by Wintercroft.

Inspired by the song ‘Invisible Boy’ by Tori Amos.

Robbing The Muse
The Robin's Muse
The Other America
Dream of Our Wedding Day
Keep Your Forest Safe
Freed From Your Religion
Maids of Elfen-Mere
Selkie Battled Tide and Wave
Did I Somehow Become You?
Paint Her Back To Life
Trouble's Lament
White Telephone To God
Invisible Boy
Robbing The Muse

A collection of portraits inspired by the words & music of the 2014 LP ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ by Tori Amos. All pieces brought to life with the help of the super talented Shylie Parsons and Li-Sa Choi.

Purchase the Robbing The Muse Magazine here.

The Robin's Muse

As a child I would go out to the shed and talk to the tawny frogmouths, imagining they were my spiritual guardians. Owls are said to be guides to the Underworld, leading us through dark times. This is a reminder to follow the voice of my spirit animal.

Inspired by the song ‘Forest of Glass’ by Tori Amos.

The Other America

The land of Milk and Honey has become a caricature of itself. The western world has become so caught up in the chase for money, power and glory, that we don’t realise we are drowning.

Inspired by the song ‘America’ by Tori Amos.

Dream of Our Wedding Day

When we believe we’ve realised our wildest dreams, we rarely think about how they might not last forever, such is the joy of the “happiest day of your life” - whatever that looks like for you. No matter what happens, you can always recall and dress up in the joy you once felt.

Inspired by the song ‘Wedding Day’ By Tori Amos.

Keep Your Forest Safe

I spent my troubled childhood escaping reality to live in my fantasy world down at my local creek, letting my imagination run wild on make believe adventures. Rose Dover is the guardian of that realm and this portrait speaks to my attempts to reconnect with her.

Inspired by the song “Rose Dover” by Tori Amos.

Freed From Your Religion

The story of Mary Magdalene is here retold as an unrepentant lover, rather than a prostitute possessed by seven devils as men throughout history have branded her. Is this where gender inequality stems from?

Inspired by the title song ‘Unrepentant Geraldines’ by Tori Amos.

Maids of Elfen-Mere

A tale of how one boy’s greed and obsession with the mythical Maids of Elfen-Mere led to their gory deaths. This song was inspired by the 1850s artwork of the same name by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, which was inspired in turn by the ballad by William Allingham.

Inspired by the song “Maids of Elfen-Mere” by Tori Amos

Selkie Battled Tide and Wave

The selkie folklore tells of an abusive relationship and warns against sacrificing who you are for love. This is a tale of reclaiming your authentic self and escaping entrapment.

Inspired by the song “Selkie”

by Tori Amos.

Did I Somehow Become You?

What started as a tale of the memories that stalk us, of who we once were or who we tried not to be, became an ode to all Friends of Dorothy to be brave, stand tall and continue to fight for our visibility.

Inspired by the song “Oysters”

by Tori Amos.

Paint Her Back To Life

When loved ones are lost, we go on living in the sensation of them still existing in our memory, which can sometimes trick us into seeing them in crowds, or in voices, or perhaps even in the colours of nature.

Inspired by the song “Weatherman”

by Tori Amos.

Trouble's Lament

What are the contracts we sign to conform to society’s structures? ‘Trouble’ is a character that struggles to live outside these boundaries under cover of night, lamenting the judgment or persecution faced on a daily basis.

Inspired by the song “Trouble’s Lament”

by Tori Amos.

White Telephone To God

This is a tale of the dangers in living a life of excess. When Marilyn Monroe died, she was found naked in bed, holding a telephone receiver. At the time, she was inarguably the world’s most iconic woman. Not so rich and famous, however, that Death could not come calling.

Inspired by the song “White Telephone To God” by Tori Amos.

Invisible Boy

This is your Posse Bonus; a story of the struggle to choose between blending in and conforming, or to be your authentic self and stand out in this hyper-masculine society. Unicorn Mask design by Wintercroft.

Inspired by the song ‘Invisible Boy’ by Tori Amos.

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