murals, pop art, portraits by Maria Beadell
Corporate Cannibal's gonna eat you like an animal!
The divine Mysti Vine was my muse for this one. Inspiring a series of portraits of my wonderfully talented creative and performer friends; this is a portrait of Mysti in one of her many incarnations as The Corporate Cannibal- a sort of voodoo Goddess/witch. For this act, Mysti dances to Grace Jones's song of the same title in this fantastic costume. I couldnt resist. I had to commit this feast for the eyes to canvas.
Mysti is lunging towards the onlooker. I didnt think oil paints alone would do justice to her insanely intricate get-up so I added beads, jewels, confetti, gold leaf and fake money to create this mixed media piece. I also had fun placing her against a scarlet red background and 'tower blocks' of banknotes, representing the cash-hungry corporate world.
See it here: