Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dark History

16 year old Trev was a staunch Feminist. Before terms like ally or HeForShe so I can't get in trouble for claiming a word I shouldn't. One of my first serious paintings was my impression of Jane Alexander's 'Oh Yes! Girl'. Her image of a murdered Cape Flats prostitute is very disturbing. I tried to take it and empower it. The image is supposed to be uplifting. Beautiful even. While keeping the trauma that can not be forgotten. Many of the barriers to happiness involve wounds that can not be healed. We have a dark history. All of us. The question is how to move forward.

My 1996 impression of 'Oh Yes Girl' by Jane Alexander

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