Alternative Vision

Shape of Water

“I felt a shock of recognition last year after seeing two films (ironically, directed by men) that celebrate subversive feminism with the potential to save our polarized civilization.  Elisa (The Shape of Water, image above) is a cleaner at a secret government laboratory during the Cold War who teaches sign language to an amphibian humanoid captured and tortured there.  Louise (Alien) is a linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to discover how to communicate with aliens who have arrived on Earth before tensions lead to global war.  My art is about listening, compassion and humility – alternative vision, not alternative facts.”

The above is my Artist Statement to accompany the monotype Two Graces: Fleur, Fille which was my contribution to the 2018 group show of the Organization of Kingston Women Artists (OKWA) — https://okwa.org/events — continuing at the Tett Centre until November 4.

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