Living in the Pacific Northwest with her photographer husband and two children, Mona comes from a family of artists. As a small child she began to draw fashion figures with her great-aunt. From then on she was hooked on drawing. Having attended the Laguna Beach School of Art in high school, she went on to study at Occidental College and the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Her influences are diverse, from textile and fashion design, to modern architecture. Above all, she has a passion for strong color and striking forms. Depending on the client, Mona’s illustrations range from the simple and graphic with bold colors, to other times it being all about the lines – curvy and feminine. In each project she strives to create the highest quality image in a fresh new way that will please her and most importantly, her client.
To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point. In my project “Inframen”, I created a series of portraits using an infrared technique that reveals details that are under the subject’s abused skin. I am taking the dancers out of their roles as performers and revealing personal intimate individuals. Through these subtle and surreal portraits, I aim to continue my studies of contemporary male dancers, peeling the physical shield and exposing fragile human beings – The scars show on their skin and through their eyes.
A collaborative project that aims to visualise a new perspective of gender identity in relation to the idea of the archetype Anima by Carl Jung. In collaboration with graphic artist Katarina Voloder, I designed a book visualising the unconscious with vibrant illustration, graphics and typography.