Julie Ragland has been dabbling in art her whole life, and works mostly in collage and mixed media with found or recycled objects. Her art explores the interaction between masculine and feminine elements and often features female figures, images of nature, religious iconography, and fantastical aspects. She lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband, son, and a legion of small animals.

“Mother of Dragons” is part of a series of 12 pieces based on a recycled 2008 Erté wall calendar. All of the pieces feature the original Erté images, mostly of feminine figures with large headdresses and images of nature, and often different faces added. This particular piece is based on an Erté fashion print, and is inspired by the fictional character Daenerys Targaryen from the Game of Thrones series. Who doesn’t want to have a cadre of dragons to call upon to help conquer empires?