Detroit native, self-taught mixed-media artist Aunia Kahn, is a perfect example how drive, passion, and a necessity to overcome hardship can not only create volumes of great art work through digital illustration and photography, but can also heal the wounds of strife.
Kahn's works combine many disciplines, wrapping them into a hybrid art form melding photography, painting and collage. She invariably designs, builds, and executes characters, non-existent places, dreams, illusions, fears and fables into creation, which meld elements of classical and contemporary art. Each work makes use of her own likeness in movie-like stills, dealing in varied taboo and often controversial subject matter to challenge the viewer, their understanding and preconceived notions; yet she connects through honest feeling and emotions. Aunia's work has constantly evolved, earlier works dealt more with her past, while her more recent creations delve into present emotional conflicts and inspirations.
Aunia is also the creator of Silver Era Tarot deck,
the forthcoming Survival Deck,
Follow more of her work at AuniaKahn.com