Self-Portrait as Nun with Some of My Mother’s Favorite Famous People

In ‘The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs’ of the Fiesole San Domenico Altarpiece By Fra Angelico

By Jaimie Warren in Collaboration with Cindi Warren, the Artist’s Mom

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Hair and Makeup: Lee Heinemann
Costumes: Lindsey Griffith and Lee Heinemann
Props and Styling Lead by Jaimie Warren
Lighting: Kevin Schowengerdt and Zach Van Benthusen

With assistance from Matt Roche, Allison Sandoval, Sara Haug, Nathan Henry, Johanna Brooks, Erin Zona, Casey Dobbins, Ari Fish, Marie Dougherty, Cydney Ross, Rochelle Brickner-Owings, Brandon Nemeth, and Jordan Hauser

Jaimie was kind enough to stay up for 156.3 hours straight to give us a sneak peek of what, when complete, will undoubtedly be her most sprawling, awe-inspiring, and masterful work to date: the first of five panels in a photographic reinterpretation of Renaissance painter Fra Angelico’s massive San Marco Altarpiece. Appropriately, Jaimie collaborated with her mother for spiritual and artistic advice, which resulted in the inclusion of Buckwheat Zydeco, the members of Pink Floyd, Mr. Peanut, and Ghostface from the Scream movies. When it’s all finished, Jaimie tells us that there will be some sort of Stevie Wonder music video to go along with the piece. No idea what that means, but the anticipation has resulted in all sorts of business happening in our pants.

More from our 2013 Photo Issue:

The Eagle and the Rat

Place of the Inside Out

Terram Tenebrosam