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two new paintings } silence of noise | the hardness (and softness) of sex

WELL DEARS, INNER SPACES SOMETIMES ARE LIKE A VISIT TO THE CORE OF AN ARTIST.

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the hardness and softness of sex The Hardness (and Softness) of Sex, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 110 x 100 cm

I created The Hardness (and Softness) of Sex a few weeks ago in an attempt to deconstruct (and possibly destruct) Eve. I wanted to experiment with unfamiliar shapes while further exploring my curiosity about colors and their relationship with each other. But also, it was a reaction to a book I had just finished: Resistance: My Life for Lebanon by Soha Bechara. I read the book in a day (short read but also gripping). I was both mortified and comforted by her resilience and strength to survive the harshest and cruelest of conditions. One particular scene that got to me was her placement in solitary confinement and the exercises she did to help herself cope with the loneliness, boredom and claustrophobia of her situation. How would I deal if I were in such a predicament? These…

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April 24, 2021 · 10:53 PM

our history

🎻🧡 SO TRUE, SISTERS. A TENOR BLOGGER ALWAYS LOVE ANY SKETCHES ABOUT MUSICIANS LIKE THESE.

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Folk singer Rhiannon Giddens brings together musical traditions from her mixed race heritage in the southern States of the USA (her parents married only 3 years after the unconstitutional ban was overturned), along with Gaelic and wider sources. She is a phenomenal and versatile performer with ballet and opera composing credits to her name and recently appointed the artistic director of the Silk Road ensemble founded by cellist Yo Yo Ma. She is also a music historian. She traces the history of the banjo from its African roots through the travelling bands of enslaved then indentured musicians in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the appropriation of this genre into black-face minstrelsy continuing well into the twentieth century, and the general abandonment of this tainted culture by its originating people such that the banjo associates today with white folk music.

The preface to David Olosuga’s book Black and British describes…

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April 19, 2021 · 9:07 PM

Front cover development

🌿👢🥀👢 WELL DEARS, ANY MOTIF CAN BE FINE FOR PRACTISE SKETCHING.

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Initial drawings: will keep this post more visual showing the transition from initial ideas to final covers for bot zines

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Further development:

Final covers:

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April 7, 2021 · 9:18 PM

The Glitch Project

👘🧥🥻 HI LOVELIES! TODAY WE’VE GOT WONDERFUL TEXTILE EXPERIMENTS AND GENUINE GARMENTS.

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In this project, I have translated the visual appearance of a glitch through the use of textiles and trims. The intent is to stress the extent to which digital media is making all of us into dependent beings. Dependant on likes and followers to prove our self-worth. The glitch represents the blurred line that separates the real self and the virtual projection on online platforms; the glitch shows the media’s impact on individual identity that is slowly disintegrating. The translation of this image onto garments is a tangible indication that expresses the digital obsession being a part of us, merging together with the body. As the media is a temporary indulgence, so is the textile that covers the nakedness.

Here are a series of textile experiments supporting my idea which eventually is reformed into garments.

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April 5, 2021 · 9:26 PM

new painting } fatima’s needles II

👐🏻 🎨 SO TRUE DARLINGS, I ‘M A TRUE FAN OF SISTER GHADAH WORKS.

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aa Fatima’s Needles II, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 149 cm

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February 10, 2021 · 10:14 PM

The 60 Minute Pose

⏳ HI DARLINGS ! AFTER PRACTISING STUDIES OF FEW MINUTES, IT’S SO COMFORTING TRYING ANOTHER OF SIXTY. GREAT WORK!

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Here’s a 60 minute pose from life drawing session a few nights ago at Swansea Print Workshop. It has some difficult foreshortening and I ended up with two hands, two feet and a head which is a lot of drawing.  It’s distorted but I like that. I admire the work of Egon Schiele, who also distorted some of his nudes, so if it’s good enough for him, it’s good enough for me.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the…

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February 6, 2021 · 10:03 PM

Soprano Charlotte Hoather 🌹 An Art Gowns Interview

🎶 🎶 🎶 HELLO DEARS! I LOVE THESE SKETCHES AND I ADORE THE VIDEO OF CHARLOTTE SINGING THAT JOYFUL PIECE OF GOUNOD FROM A BALCONY.

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Welcome Charlotte!

You are my only fave soprano, ever! Thank you so much for this interview! Just so everyone knows, I put my questions/voice in regular type. I put Charlotte’s answers/voice  in italics. So, let’s get rolling!

Resa: – Charlotte, have you ever worn an expensive costume, and spilled something on it, torn it or otherwise perhaps even ruined it?

Charlotte: I can remember two occasions with costumes/dresses that I was performing in that I owned. However, stage costume wise no mishaps happily. Touch wood! I’m always really careful.

I was at Edvard Grieg’s house in Troldhaugen, Norway. I was about to perform in the composer’s home. It’s a converted living museum, with his original piano and lots of important antiques around. It has a beautiful concert hall.

In the green room in the basement of the house, I was with the other singers from the workshop. Another person had…

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January 16, 2021 · 10:28 PM

Art We Heart ♡: New England Aquarium Drawings 🐟

⚓ HELLO SUGARS, AS YOU CAN SEE. JUST A PENCIL CAN BE ENOUGH TO EXPRESS ANY EMOTION. LET’S REALIZE IN THIS TENDER SKETCH, THE DIFFERENT GREYS BETWEEN THE HEAD OF THIS SEAL AND THE REST OF THE BODY INTO THE WATER.

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New England Aquarium Drawings🐟

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Boston’s aquarium may be closed for now, but staff are still in there feeding, cleaning tanks, and posting live content. Today’s art challenge is to visit the New England Aquarium virtually. Choose a live video to watch, then at the end pause it on a still image you would like to draw through observation. We watched Rodney the octopus get fed 🦑, the training of Ron the sea lion, and Myrtle the turtle eat her breakfast.🐢 There is lots of virtual visit videos to choose from…what will you draw? ✏️

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December 7, 2020 · 10:24 PM

red, red yarn

🔺🔻 SO TRUE DEARS, HER RED YARN IS A NATURAL PRIDE.

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November 26, 2020 · 10:07 PM

Symphonies in Glass

WELL BEAUTIES, OUR INSPIRATION CAN FINISH IN GORGEOUS WORKS OF GLASS LIKE THESE, BUT EVERYTHING BEGAN WITH GOOD SKETCHES AS THE AUTHOR EXPLAINED.

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November 20, 2020 · 10:05 PM