"Seductive Spirits"

This series of work was completed for my BFA thesis project, a year-long exploration of Japanese folklore and mythology and the representation of female demons and spirits. The complete series of seven illustrations is collected in a limited edition hardcover book, which is viewable on my website (www.shannonrknight.com) and available for purchase by contacting shannonroseknight@gmail.com.



Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.

"keep abortion legal"

"If she says no, it’s rape"

"Pro fucking choice"

This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.

But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.

Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.

Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.