“I guess every single word I've ever said is going to be dissected now.” - Joe Biden
Watercolour portrait of Olga Kozitska
I had a lot of fun portraying fashion photographer, Olga, as a moon goddess. Each of the animals symbolize values that hold power for her. Being a night owl, she gains her energy once the sun has set and the mystery of the night comes alive. The owl represents her thirst for knowledge, mystery and the unknown. The wolf is a symbol of her love of werewolves (the macabre) and canines in general.The lion is Olga’s spirit animal, because of its courage, power, ferocity and strength. The lion (Leo) is her astrological sign and a symbol of the city of her birth, Lviv, Ukraine, which was named after Leo, the son of the king of Ruthenia.
Image © Barbara Spurll
“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” - Marilyn Monroe
Watercolour portrait of Marilyn Monroe ©Barbara Spurll
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
– Nelson Mandela, April 20, 1964.