Artwork Description

Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the back.

Kerry gleans her images from a number of pop culture sources. This image was taken as a film still from an underwater model shoot, and Kerry was attracted to the quietness and poise of the woman, with her hair sweeping in the current of water in front of her. This movement of water in the painting gives the impression that the woman stands quietly firm against the current - something we all need to do from time to time - perhaps relating it to our personal beliefs which might stand against traditional or popular norms. For Kerry it is a reminder to continue to quietly stand against old fashioned beliefs stemmed in a patriarchal society.

Use of contrasted colours such as orange and blue guides the eye, whilst the figure remains quite abstracted, leaving the shapes to be put together by the viewer. Kerry has developed her style using contemporary art techniques such as expressionism and pop art. The resultant painting is a wonderful reflection of poise and feminine strength.

Named after a line in the famous feminist poem “A WOMAN SPEAKS” by Audre Lorde. Lorde dedicated her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.

In this painting Kerry has used professional artist acrylics and mediums. The professionally stretched canvas is fitted with a wire and two D rings and is ready to hang. As it is a reasonably heavy painting, Kerry recommends hanging it from two hooks on the wire, or directly to the wall on the D-rings.

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This painting is painted on stretched canvas using professional artist acrylic paints and mediums from Matisse, Golden, and Liquitex Professional Spray Paint. The painting is finished with a gloss oil based Spray Varnish which gives the surface of the painting a beautiful, expressive, gloss finish.

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

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