It was the start to what felt right for my Art.
It began as a thought about the Male Gaze.
Throughout history, the female body has always been objectified within art and used to appease its male viewers. The women were viewed as passive “objects” for man to observe and desire. A women who took hold of her own sexuality was viewed as a harlot, and a women who withheld their sexuality was crude. This inequality is something I am trying to conquer. I want to give women their power back, their beauty back, and their sexuality back.
I want my art to celebrate the body!
“There is a thing about beauty. Beauty is always associated with the male fantasy of what the female body is. I don’t think there is anything wrong with beauty. It’s just what women think is beautiful can be different. And there can be a beauty in individualism. If there is a wart or a scar, this can be beautiful, in a sense, when you paint it.” – Jenny Saville
”Excellence has no sex.” – Eva Hesse
My Art is meant to find the beauty and acceptance within imperfections. Its meant to show the body in a new material- in a whole new light! Its meant to empower strength, beauty, and hope within the eyes of the viewers, and to embrace the imperfections of what is “normal” for the individual identities and bodies of all women!