I am creating an unusual event, for a future exhibition. At this juncture in my career, putting out this amount of energy into an event like this, might not make sense, so I’m willing to share my thought process.
Women over the age of 50 are very critical about how they look, their fading youth, those wrinkles around there eyes. They have forgotten how beautiful they really are. They see themselves in photos, not in paint–2 different things, entirely.
Paint is the perfect medium for a mature woman, and without false modesty, I am the perfect painter for this particular population.
My true goal, aside from an exhibition, is to publish a book, which will include the process of photos, preliminary drawings and the painting of each piece. Each woman will have a short bio and I’m hoping for some wisdom quotes from the participants that should occur naturally during the process.
If the project goes forward, it will because the women who participate embrace who they are, not what they used to be. That alone is worth the effort.
The Inside Artist