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

Breaking Point

Niki Croom
Columbia, SC United States
Drawing: Pencil

My art is conceived from agitation caused by strong feelings that propel me to dissect and document my emotions. This self-discovery triggers a ritual-like process that morphs my unrest into the vision I’m trying to unravel. I take a series of photographs, illuminating my perceived mental and physical vulnerabilities. I watch as my face transforms into something else gradually with each picture and figure out which version says what I didn’t know was there.
The use of color, texture and light conveys emotions. I’m drawn to creating tension between what appears on the outside versus the turmoil that rages within. Rather than trying to explain a moment I show it by capturing the most revealing part.

Price: 1600 USD

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