29-year-old Helena Hauss is an artist who creates Ballpoint Pen Art and she currently lives and works in Paris, France. In her creations, Hauss explores different themes such as innocence lost, girlhood, nostalgia, rebellion, and vice.
“My works all explore a same running theme of irreverence: challenging an imposed decorum and reveling in one’s own pre-established labels rather than having to apologize for them,” the artist shared on her personal website. “It’s about self-acceptance through self-deprecation and satire.”
In her series titled Hell Hath No Fury Hauss hand-paints ceramic weapons in delft blue style to champion female fierceness.
“Women have repeatedly been construed as the ‘weaker sex’ and are regularly being preyed on, or diminished in some way or another,” she adds. “Too often portrayed as fragile and delicate, this project is an expression of the contrasting subtleties that come with femininity, as well as an attempt at vindication from a feeling of constant vulnerability that’s been forced upon us.”
If you are curious to see more of her work, have a look on Instagram or on her website.