PenguinGirl in Famous Art Portraits

“Once upon a sky there was a PenguinGirl,
Who was quirky, curious and confused about the world.
She lived with her Penguins in the clouds and open spaces,
And looks for herself in all the lost places.”

PenguinGirl in Famous Art Portraits emerged as a creative response to the age-old question: “Who am I?”

This series began in 2018, when I placed PenguinGirl in various master artworks, in search of an answer to: “What kind of artist am I?”

What I didn’t know then was that every artist goes through phases of figuring out who they are and what their work is all about. This is also the same for every human being in the world.

Thus PenguinGirl (as a character who represents me) is simultaneously a symbol for all for who long to find their place in this world, and to discover who they truly are.

All works are created in 2020

Media: Watercolor, ink and color pencil on watercolor paper

Size: 4.1 x 5.8 in.

“The Birth of a PenguinGirl”

“The Birth of Venus” (1486)
Sandro Botticelli


“Mona PenguinGirl”

“Mona Lisa” (1503-1506)
Leonardo Da Vinci


“PenguinGirl With a Pearl Earring”

“Girl with a Pearl Earring” (1665)
Johannes Vermeer


“PenguinGirl Self-Portrait (like Vincent)”

“Van Gogh Self-Portrait” (1889)
Vincent Van Gogh


“PenguinGirl’s Scream”

“The Scream” (1893)
Edvard Munch


“The PenguinGirl in Gold”

“Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I”
Also known as “The Lady in Gold” (1907)
Gustav Klimt


“PenguinGirl: Neither American nor Gothic”

“American Gothic” (1930)
Grant Wood


“Portrait of a PenguinGirl (by Pic…uh… Penguins!)”

“Portrait of Dora Maar” (1937)
Pablo Picasso


“PenguinGirl with Thorn Necklace and er… Penguins”

“Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird” (1940)
Frida Kahlo


“Drowning PenguinGirl”

“Drowning Girl” (1963)
Roy Lichtenstein