I’ve just committed to a couple of projects for 2019 which scare the shit out of me.
I’m pressing forward into areas that hold a lot of interest, but also a lot of unknown and that insidious voice in my head that doubts and criticises my every move is getting much louder. But I’m pressing on, holding my expectation of myself lightly and hoping that Earhart was right and those tigers really are made out of paper. #fingerscrossed
👩🏻🎨Meet the artist👩🏻🎨
NATALIE LAWSON... This week we look at the unique artworks of Natalie Lawson. In July 2018, Natalie was newly elected the President of TAM. •
Natalie’s work investigates translucency and light, fluctuating between the figurative and abstract.
She works with latex, challenging its boundaries through innovative processes of application and documentation, inviting a closer look. The latex allows for trace elements of objects such as bark that Natalie collects from natural sources, to imbed minute particles onto the surface adding texture, and thereby establishing a connection to our unique Australian flora and fauna. Over time the latex will disintegrate which allows for the works to transform, opening up new possibilities for interpretation.
Environmental issues are explored in a contemporary context through sculptural and photographic works in response to the delicate balance of nature.
A major influence for Natalie was Eva Hesse (1936-1970) a German artist that explored sculpture through organic associations using innovative materials. Hesse’s works had an innate ability to capture light and radiate with it, something that Natalie hopes to emulate in her own work.
Natalie completed her Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture in 2015 and a Bachelor of Arts Honours in 2016 with Curtin University. ⏩See more of Natalie’s work at @natlawson25
Visit our website to know more about our membership and group exhibitions -link in the TAM bio @thouartmum
“Bust a Nut”😜
This piece was inspired by @tessamaethompson role in the movie #sorrytobotheryou . It this motion picture, she plays her feminist role as Detroit impeccably. Not only does she always speak her mind unapologetically, but her funky multicolored hair and bold makeup looks embody #blackgirlmagic . It’s her boldness that draws people to her character and love her more and her idgaf attitude can be seen by her choice of earrings full of political messages.
I couldn’t find the picture with her earrings just because of how explicit they but I managed to find her earrings with messages on police brutality and the mistreatment of colored people in our society.
Celebrating the women of Christianity @sextileart @angelawooi alternative Christmas tree . The breasts of st Agatha of Sicily . Virgin martyr who was faced with torture and possible death, but she simply reaffirmed her belief in God by praying and was sentenced to torture and imprisonment in a brothel .Agatha never lost her confidence in God, even though she suffered a month of rape, assault, and efforts to get her to abandon her vow to God and go against her virtue.
She was stretched on a rack torn with iron hooks, burned with torches, and whipped. Amongst the tortures she underwent was the cutting off of her breasts with pincers. Saint Agatha was then sentenced to be burnt at the stake, but an earthquake saved her from that fate; instead, she was sent to prison where St. Peter the Apostle appeared to her and healed her wounds. She died aged 20 in prison .#christmastree#breasts#installationart#contemporaryart#tree#womeninart#womeninchristianity#stagatha#martyr#torture#sicily#italy#alternativechristmas
I could not have asked for a more perfect day to jump back into the hustle of Colombia... My first day in the art gallery! Say what… yeah, it was quite the view… Come see me in SELINA? 💋💋More photos and content for my MIAMI inspired collection of abstract art - click the link in my bio or visit my main @missydi 🇺🇸🇺🇸 #missydiartist
Trying to do more art altho w my rsi flare up I can’t sew without pain in my wrists/hand 😭so started doin some more painting??:/ I’ve always felt out of practice w paint and want to get better as there’s only eva been one period of time when I’ve been happy w my paintings but here’s one I finished yesterday anyway :) ☕️✨
Artemisia Gentileschi, daughter of the now rather lesser known Orazio Gentileschi, learnt painting in her father's studio. The first female member of Florence's Accademia , patrons included Cosimo II de Medici and Charles I of England, success unknown for a woman at the time.
The portrait shows her as St Catherine of Alexandria: a Christian who rebuked the Emperor Maxentius for persecuting Christians, the emperor first summoned 50 philosophers to dispute with her. Catherine won and several of her opponents converted. Imprisoned, scourged and starved, Catherine was reputedly tended by angels and fed by a dove. During imprisonment she became something of a celebrity. Hundreds visited her and converted, including the emperor's wife. Sentenced to death by wheel (which involves being tied down and having a cartwheel dropped on you by a burly executioner, prompting the thought that there must be a better way to do this, for both parties) Catherine was rescued by divine intervention when a bolt of lightning destroyed the instrument of torture. And so we have that firework favourite the Catherine Wheel.
Sadly for our gentle saint, Maxentius then had her beheaded and obviously God was looking the other way because the axe worked fine.
Still, one suspects that Gentileschi chose to depict herself as this singularly stubborn saint with reason. Gentileschi's other paintings include Judith beheading Holofernes a subject she returned to many times, Salome with the head of John the Baptist on a plate and Jael hammering a tent peg into the head of Sisena. There seems to be a theme emerging. Impossible not to mention at this point that Gentileschi acquired a lifelong notoriety at 18, when the painter Agostino Tassi was convicted and imprisoned for raping her. It overshadowed her life and work and Gentileschi herself may have played on that. But it's salacious and simplistic for this to have become the only interpretation. Gentileschi's remarkable life amounted to far more than a rape. @national_gallery