Size: 12"W x 16"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2017
This piece I created as a cynical critique of myself. The hair style, the skin tone, the makeup, the hair colors, and more notable is the mouth I left closed and unfinished. The eyes are closed as to assure the viewer that submission is expected. The mouth is left unfinished and almost a "stitched" appearance to express how I feel my words are unwanted; my voice forever unheard. As a woman I wanted to express what seems to be most prominently collected as complaints from a feminine perspective. It is, essentially, a piece of me. Would be beautiful framed and hung.
It is always funny to me to try and come up with a bio. I absolutely hate talking about myself. I don't like divulging in the details that make me,, me. But for you to get to know me I suppose I should let you in on some things. I am a middle-aged wife (wow..I don't like the way that sounds at all) and mother of two. I have two dogs who are like my very own children. We consider them the canine family members and are spoiled beyond belief (and no they are not little tiny lap dogs either, they are German Shepherds). My days are usually filled with completing all the menial tasks that you would expect a housewife to complete while her loving husband is at work and her children are off at school. I cook. I clean. And I paint. Not just your typical painting, it s more like the kind of painting you almost feel ashamed after because of the crazy mess that's left behind. Passionate and bold. It's a way of in-burdening my soul; releasing all the elements of frustration and pent up energy. Shall I explain why? In 2014 I endured a near fatal medical event. I was hospitalized and treated for an emergent health scare and then, by complete coincidence, was given too much of a medication by hospital staff that shut my kidneys down. I had to be placed on so many life-saving measures and endured some of the worst pain I never thought existed. During this time period things about my life changed. My mood, my outlook on life, my pain tolerance, and more importantly, my faith in others ( as I had trusted healthcare staff to treat me and help make me better). Here it is 2017 and I am a homemaker. That's such a stark change from my previous employment as a pediatric nurse! One day I am super nurse (heehee) and the next I am forever changed; disabled and unable to return to traditional work. So as you have gathered, I spend my days at home. My pleasure and hobby is painting. It is a passion that has helped me release emotions so that I can heal (obviously emotionally). I sincerely hope this is at least a mediocre bio that can help you understand me as an artist, and what drives me to create. Thank you for your time, A Evans