In my thesis, I explored the realms of fan art, where it falls within the fandom community, and how it is perceived by the fine art world. For my paintings, I attempted to combine the contemporary subject matter of Harry Potter with the traditional Old Master techniques and aesthetics.
My first Harry Potter fine art/ fan art from first semester, wherein the theme of Harry Potter is used to depict my own depression from family deaths and the loss of my school funding, forcing me to take a year off from school. In the Harry Potter series,
With this painting, I wanted to explore the Old Master genre of the memento mori using the theme of Harry Potter, or more specifically, it's antagonist, Tom Riddle. It was important to me that the fan art aspect blended with the overall idea of "everybody
All of the paintings, in order, hung for presentation in a way that evokes the Renaissance triptych. The title for the series, The Horcrux Cycle, is taken from a series of paintings by Alfred Leslie, known as The Killing Cycle.