Gilded is a play on religious iconography seen in many churches. The use of gold nail polish is for both practical and symbolic reasons. In our family, nail polish is a rite of passage that happens at age thirteen. It is a marker of going to from childhood to a more mature stage in life. These pieces are images taken directly from life with my daughters. They each represent a fragment of their childhood that is rapidly disappearing. I have chosen to create visual images that celebrate all that comes with the evolution from girlhood to womanhood.
About The Gallery
JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY is a collective environment of creative visions featuring monthly exhibitions of (inter)national, emerging to established, contemporary artists.