I was intending to just do 1 Mardi Gras costume as a technical exercise, with one of my favorite muses. Then slowly it just exploded into the 7 sins. Each woman is close and special to me, in fact the most beautiful women to me are never found in a magazine or TV but people I really know as close friends.
They all have a certain aspect of the sin they were chosen to be the model. Yet they (as I too believe) see this not as a judgement of their character, but an honest understanding of the other aspects of their personalities.
My model for this work is a feisty young lady, and I respect her fighting spirit to turn what was a tragedy of rape to a crusade to inform and empower women. In a sense she has embodied a positive side of "Wrath"