Kerri Warner

The Tattooed Lady / A Portrait of Mae Vandermark

60" x 48"

Mixed media collage

Regular price $5,300.00

About The Artist

Kerri Warner sees her art as vibrant visual storytelling, rich with texture and detail, each composition combines elements inspired by everyday moments, executed with a whimsical touch. She loves the puzzle of putting together pattern and color, portraying body language and facial expressions that make the viewer stop and ponder the situation or stir a memory of time spent with friends or family. Her imagination and observation of the world around her are the driving force behind her creations.

About The Artwork

This portrait was inspired by a black and white photo of who is thought to be one of the first tattooed ladies of the circus, Mae Vandermark. In the vintage photo she is standing next to a zebra. In my mind I saw the juxtaposition of the black and white zebra with a very colorful performer. Mae is made from book pages and hand made paper with an ornamentation piece of a vintage metal I found at an antique faire. Her tattoos were placed and adhered after she was completed. The zebra is made from book pages, the blackish portions from a book of photographs about.