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Jodi Arias Using Victim's Family as 'Muses' for Artwork? (PHOTOS)

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By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Reporter
April 24, 2013|9:09 am
  • Jodi Arias Art
    (Photo: Twitter/@josemcyntire)
    The photo that many believe is a portrayal of Travis Alexander's sister, Tanisha Sorenson.
  • Gary Alexander
    (Photo: Twitter/@josemcyntire)
    A drawing by Jodi Arias of Gary Alexander, Travis Alexander's brother.
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Jodi Arias has been busy while behind bars; in addition to allegedly running a Twitter account, Arias has been busy drawing in order to raise funds. Her artwork, however, has upset victim Travis Alexander's family, who allege that Arias is now using them as subjects for her latest drawings.

While many of the pieces from Arias' collection are of icons such as Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra, others feature a single figure. Several people have noticed that there appears to be similarities between Arias' latest collection "The Hat" and Alexander's sister, Tanisha Sorenson. Sorenson has been a regular court attendee, which would make it easy for Arias to draw her features.

According to at least one report, people are fearful that Arias' latest works may reveal an obsession with Alexander and his family.

"Looks like Jodi Arias is at it again. Just released drawing of what looks like another Travis Alexander sibling (imo)," tweeted Jose Mcyntire. He has been keeping up with the Arias trial and was one of the first to bring the latest drawings to light.

"Jodi Arias likes using Travis Alexander's siblings as 'muses' in artwork!! Veiled intimidation or coincidence?" he later tweeted, along with another photo drawn by Arias. Apparently there was another piece of art that featured Travis' brother, Gary, that already sold.

One of the best-selling pieces of art by Arias is of an hourglass that has a personal inscription. It sold out quickly and 100 more are being drawn in order to meet the demand.

"Some people say they have no regrets; I cannot count myself among them. When I step back and look at Hourless, the concept of time running forward and backward is evoked," Arias wrote on her website.

Arias has been seen sketching while in the courtroom. On her website, Arias credits her teachers, Mr. B. and Richard Rengal, with encouraging her to pursue her passion.

"Since I was a child, I've been drawn to art. I have been privileged to study under the guidance of two very gifted teachers. It is in large part due to [Richard Rengal's] ceaseless belief in my skill that I have continued my artistic pursuits years after I last walked out of his classroom," Arias wrote.

 

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