Grace Jones and Wonder Woman influenced the London-based graphic artist's rendition.
"I see a man in a defensive posture, gripping a weapon," says the NYC-based artist of her take on the current statuette. Her version embodies feminine ideals of intuition (the moon) and compassion (the heart).
The Canadian illustrator aimed only to refine the form until "it felt like Oscar, only a woman."
The Swedish illustrator paid homage to Hattie McDaniel, the first black woman to win an Oscar, in 1940.
"There is no form of the female body that can't be objectified," says Mole, a California installation and performance artist. "But no one is going to slap her on the butt when she's a gelatinous heap."
Barbra Streisand in Yentl was the California illustrator's muse. "The film was before its time and dealt with societal complications of gender fluidity."
The New York illustrator drew Oscar as a "strong, dignified and sexy woman."
The Berlin-based artist depicted a broken face to signify female anger and the "breaking of taboo."
The Oscar-winning La La Land set decorator constructed a totem of inspiring women out of Kathleen Kennedy's forehead, Bette Davis' eyes, Halle Berry's smile and Rita Moreno's feet, among other icons' features and parts.
Instead of a human shape, the NYC graphic artist and Farrar, Straus and Giroux creative director "abstracted a form that suggests an evolution."
Bourel describes his second interpretation, which has a raised, defiant fist, as a "feminine but powerful version of the Oscar."
After multiple attempts at more abstract renderings, Guy ultimately decided to keep the "spirit of the original."