Miss Virginia, Kayla, is a VA native. The state was named after Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. This monicker was given to her because she was unmarried and a rumors & whispers surrounded her 'virginity.' The Queen granted Walter Raleigh a charter to stake a colony north of Spanish Florida, most of that coast was originally referred to as Virginia. Kayla smokes a cigarette for VA's major cash crop, tobacco. The famous state slogan, "Virginia is for Lovers" is on a pin that sits in her hair with the state flower and bird, a dogwood blossom & cardinal. Kayla's hair style, corset, and collar reinforce the Elizabethan connection to the Queen while the navy blue ribbon and blaze orange background hint at a more modern element of VA - the Cavaliers of UVA. Kayla also sports a gold earring in the shape of the Pentagon.
The 50 babes Project is a new series capturing beautiful babes (men & women) from each state. It is my love letter to the vintage postcards we all know and love.
printed with a border using archival inks. signed, titled, and numbered (open editions are not numbered). "P" mark will not appear on your print.
open editions printed on archival flat, matte paper.
limited editions printed on thick archival, textured paper.