As a student, I was fascinated by the Symbolist painters. I later learned that these male artists worked from misogynist fears stemming from their prudish Victorian repulsion of discovering that women did have sexual desire, and of the nascent women’s movement for equality. The elements of the Symbolists that I found of interest were their reaction against the mundane, banal, and bourgeoisie normalcy of the late 19th century. I want to express the exotic, the spiritual, and esoteric qualities of women by transforming ‘found images into mythological goddesses.
Annette Elizabeth Fournet has exhibited her photography in galleries and museums in France, Italy, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, Korea, and the United States. Her work is included in public and corporate collections such as the Bibliotheque Nationale, San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dum Fotografie Slovakia, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana State Permanent Collection, Nielsen & Bainbridge Corporation, Jefferson Pilot Communications, and the Hyde Corporation