|Artist Sharron Okines||
Being a "Visual" artist, my work is for others to interpret what it means for them personally. I have been fortunate to have one of my buyers give me their words that perfectly encapsulate some of my thoughts when creating a body of work. Martha Richards, thank you.
"I was thinking about how when I was younger I never wore a bra, never wore makeup, never shaved my legs. Now, in my 60s, I wear some make-up and I am looking for the perfect shaper. It's all very complicated. I don't want to objectify women and can't deal with how mostly people do, but I still am pulled in the direction on making myself look as cute as possible. I think these are all reasons why I like your print so much. We don't want men telling us that we must look a certain way, and yet there is a pull toward presenting oneself, at least from time to time, in a more perfect version. And historically, women have dealt with this dichotomy for centuries. It's hard to get at through words and that is why art is so powerful. In addition to my response to the subject of your print, I love the black and white and the curve...so great.
Visual Artist - printmaker, painter, inspired by the Impressionists, Expressionists, Fauvists, Henri Matisse, Burlesque, Vintage 50's & 60's, black doggies, exploring the unseen familiar, propoganda art, my domestic surrounds......