I am writing to thank you for supporting this blog. This blog’s purpose is to support all women in the arts. Female artists are still underrepresented in areas such as music, art, and literary works.
“Work by women artists makes up only 3–5% of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe, and 34% in Australian state museums,” according to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
As one Guerrilla Girl put it, “Art should be about the culture.”
A lack of diversity in most art museums leads to a narrow depiction of art and the historical events it portrays.
While women have recently made leaps in the arts, historically society has discouraged them from most forms of expression, including art. By not acknowledging these faults of our past, it is harder for us to move forward.
So female artist have some lost time to make up for. And with all that’s going on the word, what a great time it is for expressionism.
Social tensions make great art and punk music.
“Everyone has their own ways of expression. I believe we all have a lot to say, but finding ways to say it is more than half the battle.” –Criss Jami
The process of putting your thoughts and emotions onto paper can be a healthy release, that also empowers the creator.
Research from the American Public Health Association shows, “through creativity and imagination, we find our identity and our reservoir of healing. The more we understand the relationship between creative expression and healing, the more we will discover the healing power of the arts.”
Art is a powerful tool, that more of us should be using to express our frustrations and joys. Even if you don’t share your art with others, the process of creating something from nothing is something we should experience more often.
I hope you find some inspiration from the art or artists featured on this blog. And now a moment for a group that greatly inspired this blog… The Guerrilla Girls!