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Friday, May 30

::::::::::::"Witching cave" /// "Bruixejant" ::::::::::: sneak peek

"Witching cave" /// "Bruixejant" , 2014 
Oil painting, inks.
For the ongoing project "Corona radiata".

 59 x 43 cm
© Laia Riera Sanjaume 2014

I dedicate this painting to some women in my dear extense family. To those who still use labels such as "witches" (bruixes in catalan) to express their negative opinion on young girls certain attitude. Such behaviour may include being bossy, energetic, crying or simply being a girl.

It's worrying to see how some of us have lost the inner wild woman and they wander around in strange circles of self-hatred. Living in oblivion is the same as half-living.

 "Witching cave /// Bruixejant" will be as well featured at the next issue of Sukupuolentutkimus-lehti

With love, 
© laia riera sanjaume 2014

  “There is probably no better or more reliable measure of whether a woman has spent time in ugly duckling status at some point or all throughout her life than her inability to digest a sincere compliment. Although it could be a matter of modesty, or could be attributed to shyness- although too many serious wounds are carelessly written off as "nothing but shyness"- more often a compliment is stuttered around about because it sets up an automatic and unpleasant dialogue in the woman's mind. (...) "

 Clarissa Pinkola EstésWomen Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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