pastel on paper
Symbolic of creative energy, healing, and fertility, Flora honors my grandmothers who worked the land alongside their husbands and children to sustain their families and bring grace and beauty into the world. This contemporary Flora is inspired by essentialist feminist theory and my life experiences as a woman. I reclaim the feminine counterpart of the Creator, long ago usurped by patriarchal dogma. I honor all of the women who have fought against misogyny and those who continue to work to gain equality for all genders.
The Disappeared Karen Wilcox
oil on canvas
oil and acrylic on cast plaster