Lightning Bolt Coat - Woman Warrior Coat Series

My most rewarding medium is colored pencils. I use them in a process involving 40 to 50 layers of imperceptibly fine cross hatchings taking months to complete. When I pick up a colored pencil I feel a sense of deep relief, like coming home. The first films of color are very light and prepare a ground of atmospheric translucence for the progressively darker veils or layers. My intention is to embed paper with the luminosity of color.
In 2014 I returned to this medium for my current series Woman Warrior Coats’ to empower women to overcome challenges in their daily lives. A coat would present itself for a woman facing extreme adversity. As one after another conferred itself I realized the series had grown a life of its own. Throughout this body of work the coats have evolved from empowering and protecting individual women to include the concept of women empowering and protecting others. I most recently completed ‘Lightning Bolt Coat’. As the series continues this coat, with its power to dispel darkness, is especially timely.

 

 

 

Lightning Bolt Coat - Woman Warrior Coat Series

My most rewarding medium is colored pencils. I use them in a process involving 40 to 50 layers of imperceptibly fine cross hatchings taking months to complete. When I pick up a colored pencil I feel a sense of deep relief, like coming home. The first films of color are very light and prepare a ground of atmospheric translucence for the progressively darker veils or layers. My intention is to embed paper with the luminosity of color.
In 2014 I returned to this medium for my current series Woman Warrior Coats’ to empower women to overcome challenges in their daily lives. A coat would present itself for a woman facing extreme adversity. As one after another conferred itself I realized the series had grown a life of its own. Throughout this body of work the coats have evolved from empowering and protecting individual women to include the concept of women empowering and protecting others. I most recently completed ‘Lightning Bolt Coat’. As the series continues this coat, with its power to dispel darkness, is especially timely.

 

 

 

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Woman Warrior Coat Series
Golden Dragons
Amaterasu
Paintings in Space
Fertility
Hanging Branch Structures
Pleiades Series
Journals 2012
Journals 2011
Journals to 2010
Watercolors
Towers to Empower