(For Radio NZ) // 2019
Charlotte Badger is a lady of many faces, with each mention of her name painting a different story of her life. To many, she is believed to be a boisterous pirate who seduced men into mutiny. However, for my representation of her for this project, I wanted to reflect on the reality of who she would have been.
I have focused my illustration around her time aboard the Venus, which she cradles in her arms, the ship replacing her own child who is barely mentioned in many accounts. The scene is set in the Bay of Islands, where it is said that she settled after her journey.