Size: 16"W x 20"H x 0.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Curator's Note: A joyful dancer and a look into the artist's past, read below to find out what this girl represents.
I was born a tad broken. I needed casts on my legs for some time. Consequently I've never been much of a dancer. This is Dazie and it truly is HER ballet. Leg flung back arms out wide, spinning and leaping and amazing me with her litheness. I can only imagine dancing as an incredibly freeing feeling.
I was born into the Witness Protection Program so the details of my childhood have been kept from me for my own safety. I was released when it was discovered that I was never in any real danger at all. I was turned out into the street with a written apology, a pat on the head and a detailed invoice payable to the FBI for all that protection I never even needed. Talk about being behind before you even begin. Actually, I was recently paroled from a 15 year sentence in an office cube. It was a fortunate occurrence if you consider all the time I wasted wishing the window directly behind me could open. I grieved for about 5 seconds before going to my attic to find the paint brushes I remember being so fond of in college. They were a tad dusty and a little more than "slightly miffed" due to my neglect. It seems they forgave me after I introduced them to the shiny new tubes of paint I had purchased just for them. Now our days are spent in joyful anticipation of the challenges each new blank canvas presents. Except for the part about having a sketchy childhood, the first bit was a complete fabrication. sorry, I couldn't resist. My name is Donna Howard.. Thank you for visiting my portfolio : )