This is a print of a woman dressed as a carousel horse in a style that’s a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte, moving like a belly dancer.

Kamillah

11×14″ print available here.

This watercolor painting shares the name Kamillah with a belly dancing friend on whom this human carousel horse was based.

Kamillah is part of my Carouselle Girls series, which takes “pony girls” one step further: I painted them as carousel horses! We put animals in situations to which we’d never subject ourselves: birds in cages, lions jumping through flaming hoops. To dress women in riding tack, impaled by poles, leaping gracefully, seemed a wonderful extension of this conceit. People tell me my Carouselle Girls remind them of a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte. That’s quite the compliment!