Women Writers—their works and their homes
I've been planning on creating pieces as a kind of homage to the powerful female writers I grew up on. These women really questioned what was considered "normal" in their society. I chose these specific writers because I don't think they are given enough credit for their works. Dawn Powell is not well known. Sylvia Plath died shortly after critics tore her only novel apart; only after her death did she receive much attention for her honest portrayal how a patriarchal society hurt a woman aspiring to something greater. Nora Zeale Hurston died very poor. Virginia Woolf's writings weren't even taught in my school. These writers kind of back up the theory that men pretty much dominate our artistic history. The only female painter I learned extensively about in all the art history courses I've taken was Artemisia Gentileschi. On the required reading lists growing up in the public school system, it was primarily works by male authors. I want to continue the paintings, maybe go a little bigger and a little more modern with the writers. We'll see!