‘Santa Ana of the Bleeding Heart’ by Steph C.
Artist: Steph C.
Title: ‘Santa Ana of the Bleeding Heart’
Medium: Watercolour and pencil on hot press watercolour paper
Dimensions: 12″ x 9″
Framing: Framed in a black frame
Year of Creation: 2023
About the Artwork:
To capture the romanticization of pain, self-sacrifice, and its end term in Sainthood. ‘Santa Ana of the Bleeding Heart’, it’s a portrait meant to symbolize how both epic adventures of knighthood and religion often play with the idea that hurting oneself and the self-sacrifice of or own persona for a greater good is often held higher as a symbol of ideation and sacrifice.
About the Artist:
Steph C. is a digital (sometimes traditional) Mexican artist and comic creator. Horror and fashion aficionado. Her work often explores the dark themes of persona, societal constraints, and the questioning and often glamorization of icons, symbols, and mythos that do more harm than good.