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

April Sadness

Mikayla Portee
Grand Rapids, MI United States

One of a four piece body of work, in which I explore my various states of emotion throughout the months of 2020 with charcoal on layered Mylar. Amidst a global pandemic, a battle against racism, forest fires, killer bugs, confirmed UFO sightings, and a presidential election, I found myself unemployed at twenty-one during three months of quarantine. My emotional state soon matched the fluid state of the world. In this work I conceptually address feelings of helplessness with the portrayal of the fawn.

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