Thank you to all my DEAR friends and family that braved the cold night and came to the opening of the show on Saturday Night -your support is deeply appreciated..........THANK YOU
The night was a wonderful and festive one... and one which I will take with me forever :)))
And for my dear blog followers- I have finally managed to find a few minutes to up date you all...here are some shots of the opening night and some of the works...I hope you enjoy it and leave me some comments :)))
Me in front of my main work - ' Fuchsia Fantasy '
'Red is Forever '
'Forget Me Not '
'Used & Abused '
Me and some friends discussing art :))
Me again :0))
'Bits & Pieces '
'Road to Perfection '
' Fuchsia Fantasy'
Deep in discussion with one of my dearest friends in the world - also by the name of Vesna :))
'Lost in Transit '
' Waiting for perfection '
Lana, me & Jade - glasses up - we MADE IT :)))
Many walked and looked - and many made their own mind- but many asked what was it that I was painting - ??????
To me- the show was about a moment ...a deep perception which I felt in a split second ... and which affected me deeply enough to actually make an art show about - and simply put...I was deeply disappointed and ashamed how plastic and accessories-ed the world of women it has / or was becoming...and what hurt the most...it was seeing my self in those empty (mannequin like)lost souls looking for redemption by fitting in and belonging by at least THEIR fashion sense.
- That what defined us was the LABEL that we wore on our back...or the BAG that hung over our shoulder...or the $500 SHOES on our feet we strutted down on the black footpath or the road we were crossing...
-Maybe if we looked like something that stepped of a 'Vogue' runaway...it will make it all right. People wouldn't notice our internal fears and insecurities.
- The more diamonds, Brand-names & Famous Labels we put on our selves...the more in control and perfect we appear.
- The less everyone judges us.
- and it was a lonely place. Just like all the backgrounds in my images...hidden, shameful and desolate places...where we confront our selves with these issues- as we know deep inside we are better than the Label we ware...a place where no one will know our secret...
In that moment I lived and painted for many weeks...and now I suffer the emotional and physical exhaustion :)))
But it's a happy time for me now-I made my peace with the world - I know there is more to me than just a really good classy fashion appearance...and yes ...I have a very bad shoe fetish LOL ...which I am not even going to try to cure - I LOVE MY SHOES :)))