I’m So Much More…
Everybody loves this painting. At least I’ve never heard any negative feedback about it. Apparently, the rich colors and the energy draw people to it. A couple of little old ladies were enjoying it one day and remarked on the amount of “depth” in it. I just stood there trying not to giggle. The label only revealed part of the title: I’m so much more…
The whole title is: I’m so much more than my sweet magical pussy
A feminist rant in response to a time when most men who approached me only pretended to be interested in my talent, my intellect, what I had to say before promptly hitting on me. A time when, to some, I was not much more than a booty call. This was disappointing to me, to say the least!
As I stood before a blank canvas with all these frustrations overtaking me, I scribbled the phrase with a heavy black oil stick. Then I started applying the color over it. And several layers and days later, I was content with this finished product. Even though I was slightly embarrassed to show it at first.
With all the recent talk about the word “pussy” (one of my favorite words, by the way) I thought it apropos to include mine.
2 thoughts on “I’m So Much More…”
October 22, 2016 at 6:05 am
Yes, I agree with everybody. That is one beautiful painting.
October 23, 2016 at 4:23 pm
I love this process piece and the chortle event in the gallery!
I stated a book entitled “I’m Not My Vagina!” for the same reasons. When society (and a political candidate) reduces women to cum-catchers, then we individual women could begin to believe it. Years of therapy later and there are still twinges.