HER - Acrylic on Wood Series
TILDA SWINTON - Acrylic on Wood
Born in London, 1970, Tilda Swinton has worked as an actress in both independent and mainstream movies, such as “The Chronicles or Narnia”.
As a mom, I’ve tried to explain to my young daughter the healing power of ridding ourselves of the beauty myth that has been imposed on women throughout history. I’ve looked for women role models that break conventions and show uniqueness and strength in a system that profits from objectifying women. I’ve always admired Tilda’s aesthetic choices and lifelong interest in a limitless androgynous style that defies conventionalism.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG - Acrylic on Wood
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in 1933. She’s the second female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She served as the director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) during the 1970s and continues to fight for gender equality to this day.
HELEN LUNDEBERG - Acrylic on Wood
Helen Lundeberg (1908 - 1999) was a Southern Californian visual artist. Her artistic style is described as Geometric Abstraction and Hard Edge painting. She was recognized as one of the foremost artists of her generation. Her groundbreaking architectural compositions have been an inspiration to me as an artist. One of the reasons I included her in my inspirational women series, is that I believe more acknowledgment should be given to the legacy of such pioneering female artists.
MAYA ANGELOU - Acrylic on Wood
Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014) was an American poet, dancer and civil rights activist. Her words have encouraged women, helped them heal, and showed them compassion and hope. Through my creative process, I searched for ways to convey the healing power of Angelou's words, exploring the moment of quiet peacefulness that supersedes them.
MARY BLAIR - Acrylic on Wood
Mary Blair (1911 - 1978) was an American artist, designer and animator. She was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists, and worked as a concept artists for movies like “Peter Pan” and “Alice in Wonderland”. She won critical acclaim for her work in the development of DisneyLand’s attraction “It’s a Small World”.
Her whimsical and colorful work has been a constant influence for me as an Illustrator.
YAYOI KUSAMA - Acrylic on Wood