Massachusetts-based artist Aliza Razell’s surreal images are created by combining self-portrait photographs with vibrant strokes of watercolours in her two stunning series entitled ‘Anesidora’ and ‘Ikävä’.
Referencing Greek mythology, Razell’s series ‘Anesidora’ explores the story of Pandora’s box in six images inspired by the magic of confronting and ultimately collaborating with something foreign and otherworldly. ‘Anesidora’ is in fact the second name given to Pandora and is inscribed against her figure at the British Museum in London.
‘Ikävä’ takes its inspiration from the Finnish word which means the feeling of missing a person, place or thing. It is the second series of photographs which see Razell bring together the two very diverse mediums using Photoshop. The ongoing series poignantly addresses the feeling of loss and nostalgia in striking whimsical scenes.