segunda-feira, 26 de janeiro de 2015

I am woman

Take a Word asked for I AM WOMAN. There was some kind of serendipity as I’ve just finished Unless, by Carol Shields, a study in awakening and the belated loss of innocence. Mainly the author reflects over the role that is reserved to women: "The world is split in two between those who are handed power at birth, at gestation, encoded with a seemingly random chromosome determinate that says yes for ever and ever, and those like Norah, like Danielle Westerman, like my mother, like my mother-in-law, like me, like all of us who fall into the uncoded female otherness in which the power to assert ourselves and claim our lives has been displaced by a compulsion to shut down our bodies and seal our mouths and be as nothing against the fireworks and streaking stars and blinding light of the Big Bang."

Background is mine; doll on the right uses elements by Rebecca Mcmeen; texture by Kim Klassen; words: lyrics of I Am Woman, by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton.

terça-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2015

Louise Butterfly

“We are all butterflies. Earth is our chrysalis.” 
― LeeAnn Taylor

This week the theme is BUTTERFLY in The Three Muses. I went for a dramatic butterfly impersonated by Louise  Brooks.

Background is my own, made of two of my photos and a lot of editing; floor: Tumblefish Studio; Louise Brooks photos: Dr. Macro (the one on forground was colored by me); texture: Kim Klassen.

Note: the "G" on her costume is for Griselle or Grisette, her characters in the movie Now We're in the Air (1927).