Taken for my final major project, this is a series of modern, conceptual portraits that explore the seven heavenly virtues. Their opposites, the seven deadly sins, are far more well known. As a result of this, I wanted to create visual representations of the lesser-known virtues.
Each portrait contains an object that symbolises that particular virtue. Some of the links are more obvious, but others become apparent once studied. The eyes weren't included due to our habit of automatically looking for them in a portrait. Without them, your attention is drawn elsewhere as you search for something else to focus on. The lack of eyes also makes the portraits more anonymous and easier to project your own thoughts and feelings onto.
The seven deadly sins are Wrath, Gluttony, Greed, Envy, Sloth, Lust and Pride. Each has a colour associated with it and I have included these colours in the background of their opposite virtue. The opposite virtues are Patience, Temperance, Charity, Kindness, Diligence, Chastity and Humility respectively.
It's my hope that these portraits entertain and delight you and that they whet your appetite for the next series - the seven deadly sins.