Art from A to Z!
I'm primarily an oil painter working on themes of sexual expression, repression and marginalization; I uses the metaphor of plants, specifically weeds, to extrapolate from the physical world the shape of our intercourse with the environment .
The meaning inherent in plants; their lore, history of use and our perceptions of their value; these are graphical representations of the reasons for feminism. I explore these meanings as they relate to both males and females in my series, "Women and Weeds", to female domesticated animals in "She Farms", and in my new series, "Men and Flowers".
Large format oil paintings weave together bodies and botanicals, using all the ways in which we view plants - as sources of beauty, ugliness, sustenance, healing and hurting, and ultimately, as reflections of the ways we see ourselves.
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I have a name that people find difficult to remember/say/pronounce. Variations to my name, properly pronounced as in "I'm Amie, Thatsa You" have included Army, Aime, Aimée (that means 'beloved'; I'm just a friend!), Ahmay, Amy, and for the functionally illiterate, Annie.
My name means Friend in French, To Me in Spanish, My People in Hebrew, Buddha of the Pure Land or Paradise of the West in Sanscrit - from Amitabah - and Mother or Love in Gudjarati (western India). That's a whole lot to live up to. Some days I don't even try.
Woe betide you if you continually mispronounce and mispell my name after being corrected.
Dragons will come and eat you. In your sleep.
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Just ask me, I'm reasonable.
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