What an honor this is!..........Look for my ”Ancient Warrior Torso series” on the Feminist Art Base, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, from Brooklyn.
Feminist Artist Statement
In my Ancient Warrior Torso series, the word "ancient" naturally brings historical references to mind. The visual quality of being ancient, to me, can also mean something lost and then found. Lessons that were learned, something buried or destroyed and then rebuilt. The idea that women are the warriors in the world, in all different types of relationships, any tragedy that has affected their lives, and that they have conquered, gives them a voice. They see their own story behind the torso. Each torso has a constructed spine representing the courage it takes to achieve greatness as a woman. The torso's painted wrappings and patterned exterior reveal their inner strength. As an installation, the Torso project explores the viewer's reactions and thoughts, both physically and emotionally, as they walk among the individual pieces. Something is observed; connections are made and transferred between the viewer to an individual torso and from the viewer to the installation as a whole. www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/feminist_art_bas