Monday, April 13, 2015

The Bad Wolf

"A single glance: a sudden
dart of pain stitching her
eyes before she
made a sound."

Stanley Kunitz

"Becoming The Bad Wolf"
30" x 30"
acrylic and grease pencil on wood.

Click on this link to watch a time lapse video of this painting being created.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

The C-word

Ah yes. The "C" word: censorship. It happens to me all the time. For some reason, even respected art galleries think it is appropriate to censor the celebration of women. Or at least, that's how I see it. I paint naked women; strong, courageous, perfectly imperfect, naked women. I celebrate women. Time and time again I am told I cannot hang my art in a gallery, lest I offend family sensibilities.  And it happened again last week.

Really? Women's bodies create children, nourish children, and protect children. How is this not family friendly? This culture of body shaming needs to end. Women deserve to openly breastfeed. Women deserve to feel beautiful no matter their size. Women have the right to wear the clothes they want without being blamed for their rape. Women have the right to bear children, or not. They have the right to be celebrated.

Every time my art is censored, be it an art gallery, a newspaper or facebook, I feel like the celebration of women is being censored. So let's celebrate! Send this blog far and wide if you agree.

"The Fishing Partner"

"Tragedy of the G-String"

"The Vagina Warrior" No. 2

"Size: Laughter"