I am so excited to feature my latest work, that I am very proud of! Over the last 2 years I have been experimenting with various mediums, and styles. This is the first “series” I have completed, so in a way I feel like I reached an artist milestone.
Being very inspired by the modern feminist movement and current celebration of all things women, I wanted to join the conversation through my art. There has been a lot of discussion about what it means to be a “feminist” and what behaviour and habits women should have in order to represent themselves as “strong”, “fierce” and essentially, valuable.
I wanted to capture traits of women that deserve to be celebrated. Traits that not all women may have. Traits that tend to be categorised as “expected” so they are not admired as strongly. Who we are as women (and humans!) is not shaped by a manual, nor should it be by society.
Deserving of Pride
This woman has worked hard, or has committed herself to do so, she has made a statement, and holds her head high. While some may criticise her for being too flashy, or too loud she deserves to express herself, and her success any way she chooses.
Nurturer of Nature
This is the woman cares about her surroundings, she takes care of those around her. Some say this isn’t anything special, it’s a “woman’s instinct” it should be admired. It is women like her that help make a difference in the lives of others, and make a difference in our world.
Beauty in Minimalism
This woman is not comfortable with being loud, who does not subject to attention seeking. She is content and happy with modesty, and keeping to herself. While she is overlooked because of this softness, she still remains of woman of value, and deserves to be celebrated for honouring what comes natural to her.
I first showed these pieces at the Pancakes and Booze Art Show in Houston in August, and they will continue their tour and show again in October at Jo Mar Visions Art Gallery Saturday October 3rd in Houston.
My goal is to keep the dialogue positive about feminism, building on the celebration of our diversity and value.
Would love to know what you think!