Pastel Paradigm

The large pastel drawings/paintings on paper were inspired by the book, "Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven" by Uta Ranke-Heinmann, where she analyzed the mysogeny behind Catholicism and its millenia-long teaching that women were/are inferior creatures. It meshed with some of my own experiences having come of age before women were legally allowed financial credit  in their own name in this country; I couldn't finance a car without a male cosigner until the age of 34, even though I was a university department chair. The Glimses of Reality paper sandwiches are more universal, consisting of pastel drawings between layers of handmade paper; the top layer was applied wet.




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