RBG 2018

Using the face of Ruth Bader Ginsburg I have created an environment that reflects her essence. To the side of her is the quote (“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”) that helps to confirm her message in politics. The mermaid tail represents the Goddess within her and all women. The overall image is set into a 3-inch deep hand made wood box. The interior of the box is to welcome the viewer into her space. The box itself, however, represents the limits of her voice. Materials used: paper, acrylic, oil pastel, ink, carpet, fabric fringe, jewels, ribbon.

Frida 2018

Using the face of Frida Kahlo I have created an environment that is inspired by the pattern making in her paintings. To the side of her is the quote (“I paint flowers so they will not die”) that has been subtly written in a shade that almost blends with the pink. The quote helps to bring her voice alive. The mermaid tail represents the Goddess within her and all women. The overall image is set into a 3-inch deep hand made wood box. The interior of the box is to welcome the viewer into her space. The box itself, however, represents the limits of her voice. Materials used: paper, acrylic, ribbon, fabric, foam core

Eleanor 2018

Using the face of Eleanor Roosevelt I have created an environment that reflects her essence. The text bubble next to her holds the quote, “When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it”. The mermaid tail represents the Goddess within her and all women. The overall image is set into a 3-inch deep hand made wood box. The interior of the box is to welcome the viewer into her space. The box itself, however, represents the limits of her voice. Materials used: paper, acrylic, oil pastel, fabric, ribbon, carpet, fringe, earring part.

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Jeny Brill

United States

http://www.jenybrill.com

Having grown up on Cape Cod I was constantly surrounded by nature. The change of seasons were marked, in my mind, by the color of the sunlight, the hues of blue in the ocean, and the evolution of foliage. Making art was never something I sought to do. I just always did it. While making art I also was a Montessori Lower Elementary teacher for 25 years. I found that using art across the academic curriculum was profoundly inspiring and helpful for all learning styles. Currently, when I am not in my studio I teach at both the North Carolina Museum of Art and Artspace in Raleigh, NC.

Freedom of speech has long been a subject of controversy and complexity for our country. My work is an unique assortment of women role models who’s voices bare listening to. The composition, texture, details and colors of each environment are intended to not only define each woman but welcome the viewer into her space. The boxes that contain each environment define the limitation of each women’s influenc

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