Amanda Knox, whose stranger-than-fiction story gripped the world for nearly 10 years, has turned her hand to modern art.
Foxy Knoxy’s first publicly released piece, titled ‘Space Bahamas’, is unlikely to see her name mentioned in the same breath as Andy Warhol anytime soon but her Instagram followers sure seem impressed.
The half-finished felt-tip doodle shows a purple mutant fish emerging from a green sludge, as the roughly drawn silhouette of a fisherman tries desperately to reel it in.
Falsely-accused murderer turned criminal justice advocate, Amanda Knox, has showcased a hidden talent to her followers on Instagram on Monday, and they seem impressed with her work
Titled ‘Space Bahamas’ the felt-tip doodle features a mutant fish and a silhouetted fisherman. The inspiration behind the piece hasn’t been revealed
One user asked if she honed her artistic skills during her time in prison. Another simply called the work ‘Interesting’.
Like all good artists, Knox is remaining coy on the meaning behind her ‘working-progress’ creation, leaving it up for interpretation among her audience.
But amassing 300 likes from her 40,000 followers as of Monday morning, it’s certainly got a handful of them talking.
‘Did your creativity blossom while you were away, or was it always there? Or was it temporarily gone? I just thought it to be an interesting thought when I [saw] this drawing,’ questioned one user, curious to know if she’d honed her artistic skills during her four year stay in an Italian prison.
‘Beautiful drawing. I love the colors,’ added another.
Not all seemed enamored by the 31-year-old’s artistry though, with a user @planetxvodka commenting an insincere ‘Interesting…..’
300 of her 40,000 followers engaged with the post as of Monday morning and most seemed to enjoy it
In November, Knox announced she was engaged to long-term partner, Christopher Robinson, after he popped the question in a Sci-Fi themed proposal.
The elaborate stunt was captured on video, showing Knox going outside to investigate a strange noise before discovering a glowing meteorite in her backyard.
Inside she pulls out a tablet which plays a video of their love-story.
‘I had been thinking about this, but it’s already happened in the future,’ Robinson says in the video
‘Will you stay with me until the last star in the last galaxy burns out and even after that? Amanda Marie Knox, will you marry me?’
Knox and her partner, Christopher Robin (left) have been dating since 2015, having met when Amanda reviewed his novel for a local magazine
Since her famous acquittal in 2015, she has been working as a presenter on Vice’s Broadly documentary series, The Scarlet Letter Reports.
The proposal came a decade after the Seattle-born criminal justice advocate was accused of killing her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in 2007.
Studying abroad in Preugia, Italy, Knox and boyfriend at-the-time, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of murder in 2009 and sentenced to 26 years in prison.
Knox (pictured in custody in 2011, left) was twice convicted and twice acquitted of murdering English student Meredith Kercher (right) in Italy
Knox and her boyfriend at the time, Raffaele Sollecito (right), were accused of murdering Kercher during a sex-game-gone-wrong
The mysterious nature of the case captivated media attention around the world and divided opinions among audiences.
After serving four years of their sentence, the pair were acquitted by an Italian court in October 2011, on the grounds of insufficient evidence to support their conviction.
The pair’s acquittals were rescinded by the Italian Supreme Court in 2013, and the murder went to re-trial.
Knox and Sollecito were re-convicted for the murders, before successfully appealing the verdict once again in 2015.
No one has been convicted for Kercher’s murder since.