My name is Kendra Barth (aka Blanket Fort Studio) and I am a multi-disciplinary artist in Knoxville TN. I make ceramics, illustrations, prints, paintings, jewelry..etc.
My playful quirky style is visible in all of the things I make and I am often inspired by the wonder of nature.
This Illustration, titled “Fierce” is my representation of the tenacity of the female spirit. In nature spotted Hyenas organize under a matriarch and work together, using teamwork and intelligence to hunt and outwit rivals.
They are strong, female opportunists and damn scary. This hyena is dancing toward an opportunity, secure and brave, not only surviving but thriving.
The colors are muted, imitating the colors in nature and softening the tone of the piece. She is playful, surreal – constructing herself in the moment.