Visual Arts

Why I want to be Autumn De Wilde when I grow up

Thumbnail image for Why I want to be Autumn De Wilde when I grow up by Alexandra Wallace

For the majority of early childhood, I knew who I wanted to be when I grew up: Snow White, of course. I had planned my future of adulthood to take place in an idyllic cottage, spending my afternoons singing in the middle of a forest while little birds landed on my hand. Writing it out, […]

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Ancestor Worship

Thumbnail image for Ancestor Worship by Gale Madyun

“Waking Up,” giving many thanks to Alice Walker for the powerful voice she used to coax the early-before-day-morning radio audience to learn the names of our ancestors. Many decades ago, in continuous whispers, hushes and a rush she urged we learn the name Yemaya. Yemaya is the orisa who symbolizes all the oceans and the […]

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Liberation Legs

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For me, problem solving for an important life lesson is often a Liberation Legs activity. These six whimsical ink and water color drawings celebrate the liberation of breath into action and truth into power and woman into warrior as a swing of the legs into windows of reflections. Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for […]

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Beautiful Big Bottomed Women!

Thumbnail image for Beautiful Big Bottomed Women! by Gale Madyun

The four Beautiful Big Bottomed Women in this series are a celebration of women birthed in sensual soul-earth memory. All four women, naked-to-the-wind in voluptuous curves, shapes, and colors are confident in sensual earth-flesh-spirit expansions. Briefly, they each give pause to wave out to the winds which beckon across the horizon. So primordial are the […]

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Strolls Lake Merritt

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“Strolls Lake Merritt” is an 9×12 ink and water color print of a magical nanosecond encounter with an elderly Vietnamese woman. She seamlessly maneuvers between pedestrians and picture-perfect twisted tree limbs along the street and dirt paths of the lake, while pushing a rickety, rusty cart of neat piles of groceries and clothes. On top […]

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