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
The collage process seemed appropriate for a self portrait, as I very much feel like I’m made up of different experiences and people I’ve met through my life thus far. I personally do not create a lot of self portraits. Also, in 2020 I have had to leave behind so many things that most people define themselves with. So, this piece stretched my mind and forced some self exploration. I enjoy the way this medium adds a bit of whimsy. I personally try not to take myself too seriously. Included in the piece are bits of different experiences that have shaped my life in recent years. The combination of all of these elements is how I would express the way I’ve come into this part of adulthood and how I project myself in my community.