Strong women. They rock, they lead, they inspire. A few of my personal favorites: Mae West, Clare Boothe Luce, Eleanor Roosevelt, Katharine Graham, Beryl Markham, Freya Stark. There are hundreds of thousands of them. Many are known to the world, others are known quietly — only to their families. I look for them in movies, in books, in my own life and I learn.
Strong women show up in my photography. I see them on the street, I glimpse them in old buildings. Hidden in plain sight, their messages to me are written on their faces and carved into the architecture of their bodies.
Art Deco. An era when women shrugged off all those heavy layers of Victorian clothes and played with abandon. The sculptor of this piece may think he has our muse clutching a phallic symbol of urban strength on her left, but here’s my take on it: she’s fully embracing her masculine side (yin and yang you know) while remaining utterly feminine and holding wings to soar as well. She encourages me to accept all aspects of myself.
You’ll find more strong women when you visit my shop. These images and many more may be found in my Urban Art and Architectural Detail Shop Sections located on the upper left side of my home page, Shop Sections make shopping quick and easy. Links Links and More Links:
My Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/ninedragons
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