Bite Me

Oil on canvas, 160 x 180 cm, 2022

Take It or Leave It

Bite Me

A taunting phrase, meaning “I don’t care,” is used to defend our actions, characteristics, or values following an accusation. Because how often do we get comments on our behavior?
How often do we act as is expected of us? How often are we true to ourselves?

Fearless Authenticity

Christiane says: “If we could only find the courage to stand up for ourselves… It dawned upon me after reviewing a photoshoot that I recently had with a fantastic model, Kaluuna Moon, that I found myself stunned by her fearless and confident poses. She expressed so much of what I felt I was missing, so I promised to work on being more authentic.”

Daring Defiance

This is why this portrait became so important to Christiane Vleugels. It’s a salute to all the fearless women who are not afraid to be true to themselves and stand up for their values.
Bite me is for those who dare to say: “Take it or leave it. This is me!” 
Oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm, 2022