My art statement for my painting is that of power and the female body. What I want to convey for... Read More
My art statement for my painting is that of power and the female body. What I want to convey for my viewers is the empowerment of women. Power has always been regulated to the men, where they use it to enslave and subjugate. They objectify women and promote looks as the only defining trait for an ideal woman. Men joke that a good wife is seen and not heard. My art reflects that beauty is not a hindrance for women but is in fact our most powerful weapon. It is accepting ourselves that real power comes from within. My painting continues the tradition of the body of a woman as something of a shrine. Men have been worshipping the female body as a goddess since the beginning of history. Pygmalion fell in love with his own sculpture due the raw power a woman’s body that has over men. Even within art, artists have glorified their inspirations as the female Muses. It is only by tapping into the female side can an artist truly create, for only women have the power of creation. It is through the love of a mother or a wife the men even know how to be tender or kind, for they only know aggression and dominance. We as human beings desire to return back to the womb where we knew true and unfiltered love. This is why I painted a heart shape between my woman’s legs. I wrote power in my painting to signify the changing times and how more and more women are becoming leaders in business and politics. I believe my painting not only reflect this message but highlights it.