Converge Jane Doe

The Woman Featured On The Cover Of Converge’s “Jane Doe” Has Come Forward, Jacob Bannon Comments


The mystery behind the woman who served as the inspiration for the iconic cover of Converge‘s 2001 album “Jane Doe” has finally been solved. An Italian model by the name of Audrey Marnay has come forward, sharing compelling evidence of a photoshoot of hers that appeared in an Italian issue of Marie Claire back in May of 2001.

Jane Doe” itself would follow, arriving in stores on September 04th of that year. Frontman Jacob Bannon, who created the cover art for the album, has since offered the following on the matter:

“Just to be clear: This is definitely one of the sources for the original stencil/mixed media piece for the “Jane Doe” album. Most of my work always been collaged cut/paste based (and still is). Hundreds of images were xeroxed and repainted/inked in a loose style to create the release artwork. This process is similar to everyone from Shepard Fairey to Francis Bacon. Over time my work has evolved into something more much more refined, but the roots will always be in this style. I wonder if folks will still insist that it is actually from the cover of Slayer‘s ‘Reign In Blood‘?

The original goal was to create ghost-like forms that embodied the concept of ‘Jane Doe‘. In recreation identifiers are removed from physical forms, making all humans become relatable and stoic. We see what we want to see in them, and often times, it’s a reflection back onto our own life experiences, etc.”

You can see the cover art and the photo shoot of Marnay in the below Instagram gallery:

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