24x24" oil on canvas
Ok, take a deep breath Suz. I'm feel like I'm at the first dance recital I never had. This obviously isn't in my usual style or subject matter so, clearly I'm very uncomfortable.
I'm fortunate to be part of 100 plus women from around the world exhibiting works in International Women Celebrate!, the 100 Woman Art Exhibit at AyrSpace Gallery in Canada. The works are the artists response to IWC.
A new friend and very gifted artist Nicki Ault was kind enough to suggest my name and I became part of the exhibit soon thereafter. Thank you so much Nicki for the suggestion and the emotional support. You can see Nicki's incredible work at her blog: http://nickiault.blogspot.com/.
We were asked to include a narrative of our work with submission of the piece, so I guess I'll include that here...
My journey through life as a female has been incredibly illuminating. I’ve grown from a position of feeling hopelessly dependent to a place of feeling joyously liberated, creatively alive and deeply grateful. And, oddly enough, in looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My response to International Women Celebrate is one of metamorphosis in keeping with my own experience as a woman. A time spent in deep confusion gave way to a time of spiritual cocooning and finally liberating freedom. My power is now my own to lose and my wings are weak still, but I envision taking flight any day now.
Well, there you have it. Of course I'm riddled with self-doubt, don't think it's nearly good enough or thought through. I'd like to use the excuse of only having 3 days to complete it due to a full schedule, personal mishaps like not keeping up with the requirements and a cold from hell. It's a beginning. At least I stepped out of my comfort zone.
That said, I'm feeling much better and can't wait to see what everyone has been up to.