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
I started acrylic pouring during the pandemic and loved the swiping technique. You can lose yourself into the medium, forget about the real world and your problems for a little while.
As I practiced the technique I decided to embellish one of the blue pours with a girl, standing in the downpour, feeling blue. I could just see her in the painting and I wanted to bring her out to the forefront.
She represents how I feel in the pandemic. Alone, sad and everything being dumped on me.
I then decided to do a series on her, trying to get across my feelings of transitioning to this new reality and the helplessness, frustration, emptiness, sadness and the gut wrenching feeling of will it ever end.
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