burning virgins

Inspired by the biblical story of Mary, Burning Virgins is an investigation of the portrayal of the virgin in our collective unconscious. Using silkscreen printmaking and fire as a medium, Elfie Kalfakis reimagines the myth of the Virgin Mary onto found pages of children’s literature, illustrated bible stories, historical imagery and educational resources. The final piece is a collection of visuals that combine familiar images and documents with burned prints of the Virgin Mary.

Copyright Elfie Kalfakis 2022