Jennybird Alcantara is a mixed-media artist living San Francisco, California. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The majority of her work is oil painting on wood. However, she also creates art dolls inspired by her paintings and works on paper. Her art has been described as morbidly romantic, with a dreamlike narrative at its core. Through her paintings, Alcantara contemplates the complex interconnectedness of opposites as seen through the prism of myth, fable and fantasy. She uses the symbolism of duality to explore the connection between life and death, as well as the beauty and cruelness of nature. The anthropomorphic qualities in her characters show the relationship of the central figure to the world she inhabits. Alcantara’s work has been exhibited broadly in the US and Europe and published in many publications including Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz , Raw Vision, and Art Doll Quarterly.