Painting & Mixed Media

Stuff on Heads

 

The series above was born when a friend of mine who is Muslim said, "No one looks at a nun and assumes she's oppressed." I had to dive in and paint women with various head coverings, hats, objects on their heads to see what they sparked in the subject, others, and myself.

 

Character Sketches

 Sarah shifted her weight behind the podium to her right leg, pinching off her bladder as the heat and pressure of suppressed laughter bore down. She shifted back to the left. The heat rose to her chest and then her throat. After the words escaped her mouth, she bit down hard on her right cheek in a last-ditch effort to stop her body from erupting. It worked. She felt powerful.

Sarah shifted her weight behind the podium to her right leg, pinching off her bladder as the heat and pressure of suppressed laughter bore down. She shifted back to the left. The heat rose to her chest and then her throat. After the words escaped her mouth, she bit down hard on her right cheek in a last-ditch effort to stop her body from erupting. It worked. She felt powerful.

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 Hilda's very soul cringed as the photographer shouted "smile!" 

Hilda's very soul cringed as the photographer shouted "smile!" 


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