Anywho, I’ve been working on a painting for an upcoming show over in South Melbourne at the Smartartz Gallery. The opening night is the 13th of April and runs until the 29th. Please go check it out, it’s all for a good cause – check out the website for Because I am a Girl for more info on the campaign.
I’m really excited about the painting. It’s been a long and slightly painful journey for it, but it’s nearly finished.. I know – I’m cutting it fine… It’s titled Sisters.
When I was going through ideas about what it means to be a girl, I kept coming back to the weird connection women have with other women. That strange thought processes and mental connection we have with other women that are close to us still astounds me.
The painting relates to the connection I have with my sister. We grew up together in a fairly small, secluded town called Sterling. There was never much to do there, since the population then was probably less than 3,000 people, so we would wander through the woods and rely on our imaginations to stop the boredom from driving us mad.
The painting I’ve been working on relates to the adventures and hardships that my sister and I went through together. I don’t know how my life would have ended up if I didn’t have my sister. Now that I live thousands of miles away, I feel in someway, we are still connected. As sisters, as friends, and as women.
I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the show and see what 30 other women think about being a girl. Hope to see you at the Opening Night!