The Sapphic Drawings

Tiana Traffas Art

The Sapphic Drawings

This series of work explores the intersections of sensuality, feminism, and the body. How can I make figurative works without the restrictions of the male gaze? In these drawings, I want freedom from the constraints of patriarchy and religious indoctrination. My interest in the feminine archetype informs this work. Women in art are depicted as the exploitable maiden, the sexy Venus who exists to be looked upon, the compliant mother who gives up her own identity to raise another, or the monster who defies convention and is feared for it (often a "crone.") Figurative work often defaults to the maiden/Venus archetype. It is consumable and for male sexual gratification. But often, depictions of women owning their sexual power, their bodies, and their experience, those images are censored and devalued. I am much more interested in depicting women as they are: complex, fleshed out, whole. These are the beginning steps of knitting together the female nude in a web of milk, moonblood, and yoni nectar, finding the magic in shedding what doesn't work and uncovering what feels authentic. I hope these inspire you to find comfort in your devouring, orgasmic, animalistic, monster of a body.

 

If you have questions or see something you would like to add to your walls, please don't hesitate to send me a message via the contact page. If you are interested, I can always make a custom listing in my shop.

 

 Perception | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper | $35

Close up on "Free Birth" | 9" × 12" | colored pencil on paper | $40

 

Rose Figure | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

"Ring of Fire" | colored pencil on paper | 6" × 8" | $30

Instinct | colored pencil on paper | 6" × 8" | $35

Glazed | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper | $30

Fire Woman | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

Apparition | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | SOLD

Anticipating | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $35

Blush | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper | SOLD

Lick | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper | $30

Body | pencil on paper | 6" × 8.5" | $30

Dimpled | Black and white colored pencil on paper | 8.5"×6.5" | $30

Shadow Figure | Pencil on Paper | 6" × 8.5" | $30

Peachy | colored pencil on paper | 6" × 8.5" | $30

Postpartum Oversupply | colored pencil on paper | 6" x 8.5" | $30

Pregnant Belly | Colored Pencil on Paper | 6" × 8.5" | $30

Beware, Female Nipple | Colored Pencil on Paper | 6" × 8.5" | $30

Peachy | Colored Pencil on Paper | 6" × 8.5" | $30

Soft Power | 6" × 8.5" | Pencil on Paper | $30

Flicker | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

A Ghost | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

Free Bleed | 9" × 12" | pencil on paper | $40

Tired | 9" × 12" | pencil on paper | $40

Glow | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

Yearning | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

Philautia Figure | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

Shrouded In Shadow | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper | $30

Buzzing | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper | $30

Evergreen Figure | 6" × 8.5" | colored pencil on paper| $30

Sinking | 6" × 8.5" | pencil on paper | $30

 

 

Bloom | India Ink, Colored Pencil, Oil Stick on Watercolor Paper | 6" × 6" | 2021 | SOLD

 

 Secret | India ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper | 6" × 6" | $30

 

It Gets On Everything | pencil and watercolor on paper | 4" × 4" 

Untitled | watercolor | 4" × 4" 

Untitled | watercolor | 4" × 4" 

Untitled | watercolor | 4" × 4" 

Untitled | watercolor | 4" × 4"

Untitled | watercolor| 4" × 4"