This was part of a show I had at the Berkeley Art Studio, here’s my enlightened artist statement:
These are women who have helped inform my sense of womanhood, for better or for worse; poets, musicians and actors spanning the gauntlet between borderline psychosis, penchant for androgyny, loving fiercely if sometimes in error and most of all an indulgence of emotions so powerful and honest. Their ferocity and fearlessness coupled with unapologetic fragility speaks of a femininity that doesn’t exist simply as an interpretation of masculine strength, but burgeons forth completely outside of it.
The style of painting mimics this delicate/brutal femininity in its
simple, straight-on compositions and slightly disfiguring brush strokes,
always tending toward an androgynous aesthetic ideal.