Presence of Woman Reimagined–Women, Rose Colored Glasses & White Cats
With my women and white cat collection "Esprit de Femme," some subjects are familiar and strikingly portrayed, but you, as I, will soon fall slowly for the mere presence of woman in all her grace, form and sensuality, a silhouette both classic and modern. There is purity of line flowing into one and another. Irregular patterns alive with saturated color, vibrant and energizing against a backdrop of white and black. Form, function, and beauty defined. Adding to this is the softness of a white cat draped over the shoulder, or as a bolster pillow under arm, or curving around the body as cats do. Altogether, it is a modern take on the Art Nouveau and Art Deco woman but with sleek sexuality. A sexy tribute to women. Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, and Sophia Loren. Gloria Steinem, feminist icon tricked out with rose colored glasses. She is the neighbor, a tall and lean profile by evening's early light, hair kissed by wind. She is every woman who walks in beauty. She is woman, my soul.
Then there’s Woman Emerging, a quick-brushed profile of an Afro-American black woman. And, having no boundaries or limits, total and all-embracing, is the Infinite Woman, representing any color or ethnicity–a portrait of a modern eve woman in a wide brim black hat and brightly colored yellow-orange scarf framing her face, proud and confidant. She is you, me, every sister and mother. She is woman, my soul.