A series of paintings and mixed media works that give permission to own your life.
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Detail of large installation for A Place of Her Own at SomArts Cultural Center Hybridity 2-09
This project provides the opportunity for an artist, like me, to create beyond the aesthetics. It gives you permission to research what is ultimately important to you alone. Where does your joy live? Can you conjure it up, live in it, meditate on it and create it whenever you want or need to? More often than not, women cast aside the belief that they matter, that their opinion counts, or that they deserve to experience delight regularly, in aid of avoiding conflict or assuaging self- imposed guilt.