[Please Note: I'll be back in the studio working on my Goddesses and new blogs and videos this week - hooray!! If you haven't already read my artist statement about my most important body of work to date go ahead and give it a look; hopefully it will bring new love and light to your experience with my paintings:) ]
At last I feel satisfied and confident about the statement accompanying my current Bohemian Goddesses series - woo hoo!! I have been going back and forth on what and how much to share, and I decided to get pretty deeply personal. I felt that it was the only way to really show my audience how much this body of work means to me.
It is of the utmost importance to me that my message of love and admiration accompanying this series is heard loud and clear, while at the same time being a sensitive writer to sensitive matters.
After you've read through, I would greatly appreciate any feedback in the comments or you can contact me personally if you have any thoughts you would like to share with me. Artists are almost always a bit nervous of public reception when introducing new works, and this release is no exception, especially because of the message I am trying to spread. In this day and age of uncertain futures of civil liberties and common decency sitting in the crosshairs, I am hoping to be a small vessel of love and inclusion and admiration. Hopefully you, as an art lover, will feel positively about the work I am doing, but please know that I am grateful for a thoughtful critique no matter what the opinion.
So without further ado.....
"In my latest series, ‘Bohemian Goddesses’, I am exploring women whose beauty transcends the (crumbling) traditional American ideal standards of perfection. Namely, unique and exquisite women who are not primarily of Anglican descent. Women who may have been marginalized in the past, but today are finding their own powerful voices and loyal audiences and are helping to create a more balanced, in tune, and accepting future.
Growing up and attending art school in the Southeastern US, all of my art professors, live models, and almost every artist we studied, were read more.....
PS. See the full series here
originally published: February 23, 2017