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lunatica

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Gender: Female
Hometown: Santa Fe, NM
Home country: USA
Current location: Santa Fe, NM
Member since: Sun Oct 21, 2007, 12:35 PM
Number of posts: 51,370

About Me

Retired from UC Berkeley since 2018 where I worked in Administration and now living in Santa Fe. I am an artist and I paint and draw.

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A feminist painting from the heart of the 1980s

It was during the time when women were waking up to the possibilities of our potential. When the outer societal struggle that had gone on for years was beginning to be internalized. Gloria Steinem later wrote about that time as the time of the kitchen table discussions when, after rebelling outwardly against entrenched chauvinism, women were discovering ourselves and struggling to define what that meant. I painted this to explore the process within each woman to find her true self, using the Moon and the female figure as symbolism for the mystery of the inner world within each of us. A mystery even to ourselves.



Edited to add that the emphasis was never about being anti men even though I use the word chauvinist. Most men were not that way. It was about being pro women.
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