Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale, “The Little Foot Page,” based on the story of Burd Helen, a tragic heroine from Scottish balladry, who dressed as a boy page to follow her cruel lover on foot while he rode on horseback. After bearing him a child, she was finally acknowledged by him and they married. Here she is shown secretly doffing her female attire and cutting her long hair, in preparation for her journey.
untitled, mixed media on canvas
Bridge to Nowhere, mixed media on canvas
Paper Abstraction, Synesthesia, and Ghosts Series