Emma Fick Art

Deities

LOUISIANA DEITIES


CONCEPT

Rooted in the elements of the Louisiana landscape, the Deity series evokes the spirituality that permeates even the most quotidian aspects of Louisiana culture.

Traditional earthly motifs are assembled to create celestial beings, combining such disparate artistic traditions as the rigid-yet-contemplative gaze of Byzantine icons, the elongated form of Botticelli’s figures, and the linear energy of modern art. The Deities conjure a world apart, built with the same lush, haunting elements that make up Louisiana in fact and in myth.