Kalliope Amorphous is an artist whose primary body of work has evolved into an exploration of the conceptual self-portrait photograph as a catalyst for exploring ideas of identity, gender, archetype and myth. Her work ranges from interpretations of pre-existing iconography to compositions meant purely to provoke and challenge perceptions and first impressions.
Self-taught in photography, Kalliope takes an intuitive approach to composition and lighting and works without the aid of professional lighting or studio equipment. Makeup, costuming, photography, and post processing are all self-created.
Kalliope is a recipient of the 2010 Julia Margaret Cameron award for ... more »
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ocean arms, with hands poised on waves
in a phial aching light, twisted shut by form
tide shoulders shrink back into ebony caves
through an aisle of skin, moves a mile of storm.
a heart copulates with the womb of a lung
thus conceived in that bloom of effortless grace
a child of longing is thrust from the tongue
and writhes on the eyes of a shuddering face.
on amniotic diamond, progeny facets a squall,
swims through her soaked culet and sighs
and in effulgent deference, crowns her with its caul
then passes to heaven as heat from her thighs.