Visions of Self is the first annual show of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. The show features over 100 female artists from 10 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.
Co-Curators: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss
Judges: Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director/Chief Curator Fresno Art Museum & Diane Breuer, Artist & Former Gallery Owner
Shadow Bear is a Wisdom Woman, Shaman and Shape-Shifter. The Earth evolved millions of years since the Star People seeded the planet. Shadow Bear walks with a wolf, so both are fleshed out. Wolf’s left paw stands directly behind Shadow bear’s right foot signifying they walk the same path, (although it does not show), and as she lifts her hands and eyes to spirit, the wolf looks at the viewer…They are one.
The animals surrounding Shadow Bear are the ones allowing her to walk and speak through their bodies. Each of these animals has a message, and to those who will listen, great lessons can be learned. I chose to keep Shadow Bear’s eye color the same for all the animals as an indication that it is she who is speaking through them when permission is granted.
We Are One!
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