The Warrior is the first sketch of a collection that will encompass the topic of the complexity of women. We are a myriad of facets, exquisitely put together in a very powerful way. We are compassionate yet ruthless, intelligent, cunning, peaceful, elegant, kind and graceful. We are all of these things wrapped together in a way that makes us desirable yet for some, quite intimidating.
As I looked back on the great artists of the past, I realized that throughout history female subjects have often been portrayed as either property or objects of affection. Rarely have they ever been depicted as the complex individuals that we are. Only recently have we seen more and more artists create work that shows strength in women. I am reminded of this in work such as Amy Sherald’s portrayal of the beautiful first lady, Michelle Obama.
And so my idea is this...
In honor of women everywhere, my challenge will be to create a collection of large scale paintings, each depicting one facet of the complex woman. My first painting will be the warrior. She will be strong and unforgiving, using her courage to humbly fight for those who are not strong enough to help themselves. She will be their voice.
In the coming weeks, I hope to have some additional sketches. Stay tuned!
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