Portal for Lynda
born October 25, 1941
In the late 1960’s Bengalis
pushed the idea of abstract expressionism
when she poured latex on the ground.
taking the idea of pouring paint further by using latex that eventually was scraped off the floor and became sculptural.
Her use of unconventional materials, some of which are industrial partially stems from growing up in the south near the Gulf of Mexico.
Her father transported building materials
She observed from afar, fascinated.
She references all the water surrounding her as child and the influence it had on her specifically the arrival of the oil refineries and the rainbow oil slicks in the surface of the gulf.
She is known for her exploration of metaphorical and biomorphic shapes.
“I make deposits like an animal”
This portal is part of a series
The Pussy Party
inspired by Judy Chicago's Dinner Party.
Each an homage to a women artist who has effected me and fueled the fires my creative path. Taking cues from Chicago's beautiful masterpiece honoring hundreds of women that changed the course of history with their contributions, many of which have gone virtually unrecognized for their accomplishments.
Each hand wrapped composition is created as a celebratory meditation of the feminine. Part of an ongoing series sprung from a deep appreciation for female makers, each one influential to her.
A portal for birthing ideas, a channel for conjuring.
The meditative process of hand wrapping each one helps to ground and center. The gestures in the process of hand wrapping them mimic the cyclical repetition of breath, waves, or spirals.
Each one is created with a specific female artist in mind, drawing from the chosen artist’s palette to harness color stories that resonate. The bands of color resemble tree rings or sound waves.
Duality of strength and vulnerability, power and receptivity
Thank you for looking please note with handmade items variations and imperfections often occur
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