The Color of Women
The Color of Women is a new body of work under development with the aim of celebrating the women, beginning with those from my city, San Antonio. The work will showcase the poise, body language, style and relationships between women. We are connected by all of these things that are uniquely ours as women. I want to examine the inner and outer beauty from diverse ages, shapes, and ethnicities.
The process I am working with are direct watercolor painting, watercolor monotype for the portraiture, and collage with hand stitching for the clothing, The collage aspect of this takes me back to my roots in sewing. Growing up, my mother had a room full of wall-to-wall fabrics, and she taught me to sew at a young age. I made my first outfit in 5th grade. I feel a strong connection to my mother when selecting papers and with the sewing I apply to each piece.
Additionally, the portraits will be accompanied by audio clips from these women, discussing what being a woman means to them, or what their relationship to another woman means to them.