James Kc Ng
School of Visual Arts
instructor: Stanley Martucci
Based on the historic figure Empress Dowager Ci Xi, who ruled over Qing Dynasty China for nearly 50 years with an iron fist. Though she is over a century old and has a head full of grey hair, she looks young and stays alive by staying permanently attached to the giant life support machines behind her golden throne. I wanted to show her almost blending into this floating machine that she is attached to, looking powerful and almost haunting.
medium: This is first sketched with pencil then painted digitally.