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Belinda Joynes


Acrylic and pen on canvas


This painting explores the expression of identity through the lens of nostalgia, memory and pattern and is heavily influenced by my childhood in the 1970's. It is a tribute to the women who came before me and shaped the woman I am today.

The 1970’s was a time of empowerment for women and it is a decade the bought us the goddess movement: “Participants in the Goddess movement often invoke myths. However sceptics claim that these have been reconstructed from ancient sources and others are modern inventions. These myths are not interpreted literally, but rather figuratively or metaphorically as reflecting ancient understandings and worldviews. For instance, creation myths are not seen as conflicting with scientific understanding but rather as being poetic, metaphoric statements that are compatible with, for example, the theory of evolution, modern cosmology and physics.

Myths from ancient cultures are often reinterpreted as new evidence comes to light. Because myths from religions that included goddesses, those after the Bronze Age, including Greek and Roman mythology, are believed to have patriarchal bias, reinterpretation by Goddess movement writers and women scholars help to provide a truer mirror of the social set up of the period in which the story was written. The myth of Demeter and Persephone is one that has been reinterpreted.”

#nostalgia, #retro, #hippy, #bohemian, #patterns
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