"A lot of my illustrations focus on placing contrasting ideas next to each other. In this piece, I wanted to embody the french term jolie laide by depicting a young woman with both a beautiful and ugly composure."

Tempus Serene is a (mostly) self-taught artist from Detroit, Michigan. As a kid, art was only a tool for manufacturing adventure and mastering quick escapes from reality. Nowadays, these creations have evolved to fight against the invisible, infallible, and insurmountable enemy of anything that is both living and beautiful; time. You can learn more about this reckless quest at

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