Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Work

This piece is another in my series of new works. As I have said before, it has to do with the meanings of being a woman, what makes a woman and what lies beneath the surface. If it is not our female organs, what then do we imagine there in our symbolic places of creativity?

To see more from this series of "layered" pieces and what is behind it, click here.

The Nest 2010 Mixed Media, water color/colored pencil on drawing paper, acrylic ink on plastic film
Please click to enlarge

One is not born,

but rather becomes,

a woman.

~Simone de Beauvoir


Hope Chella said...

This is wonderful =)

Have a great Tuesday evening,
Hope xoxo

Hope Chella said...

Thanks so much! '

Yeah, I went to school for illustration at RISD and then got my masters in art teaching (which I also LOVE)...and in the last two years haven't done much of my own work but thanks to my sister giving me big deadlines and commissions I'm feeling back in the game!!!

Your artwork also is inspiring me a lot :)
Hope xoxo

Shayna said...


Diana Strinati Baur said...

oh, I love this. Just so symbolic and aesthetic at the same time.

Heather Jacks said...

Beautiful, creative work!

Loree said...

I love it. It's very creative. I left you an award on my block. Just a thank you for stopping by and commenting.

BB said...

C, it´s always wonderful to watch new expressions of art.
I like to experiment so much that i often challenge other painters with new ideas.
Really, there are millions if not infinite possibilities for new ideas in Art.
Thank you for the visit, i´m happy that you like Fado songs.
Cristina Branco is one of my favourites.
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Joyce said...

Lucinda, this is so powerful and touching to me since I was one of many women unable to have children. I so can feel the emotions in these series. Very beautiful! xo

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Fantastic! I've always believed that we are much more than our organs or the fact that we've given birth...Although hard to describe but something to do with the way we are wired, the necessity to survive and the urge to create. This to me is a type of birth as well.

KathyA said...

Very beautiful! I also like the idea of our 'nesting' -- on so many different levels.

Don said...

Your artwork is wonder full!

PK Studios said...

So glad you posted this! I think you should show a close up of the nest for those of us with smaller computers : )

erin's art and gardens said...

beautiful! aahhh.....the joys of being a woman. and the curses. you always inspire me. thank you.

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Theresa said...

This is great and I really like the quote.

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks everybody! Wow, very encouraging! I have been sick (just a bug going around) and this really gives me a boost. Thank you all for your kind words. I am so inspired by all of you!

Victoria said...

Super gorgeous work! Brilliant and beautiful blog..you are super talented! I love your name Cobalt Violet..enchanting! Lovely to meet you..and thanks for your lovely comments!
Have a sparkly day!

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