Falling From Grace... by Lydia Panas

Issue 14

“Your subconscious has enough to guide you”. Maurice Sendak

This series of portraits is about appetites and forbidden fruit.

The models hold / wear fruit, vegetables, meat, fur and skin. They sit resolutely, securely, before my lens, unquestionably not about to disappear.

Although the images are photographic in nature, their concerns go beyond what is pictured. I am interested in what lies beneath the surface.

The photographs allude to intimacy; they connect and contradict. They suggest a precarious balance between strength and vulnerability, and speak to issues of temptation and trust.

Lydia Panas is a Kutztown, PA based artist.
To view more of Lydia's work, please visit her website.

  Fancy Melon / Mint 

Fancy Melon / Mint 

  Pig / Lettuce 

Pig / Lettuce 

  Beets / Radish 

Beets / Radish 

  Eggs / Purple Cabbage 

Eggs / Purple Cabbage 

  Cabbage / Crab Apples 

Cabbage / Crab Apples 

  Beef / Bra 

Beef / Bra 

  Chicken / Fur  

Chicken / Fur  

  Fox / Goat 

Fox / Goat 

  Lace / Coat 

Lace / Coat 

  Insect / Gloves 

Insect / Gloves