womens contemporary


Deconstructed Nature Portraits, Vicki Rawlins

Chicago-based artist Vicki Rawlins constructs whimsical portraits of enigmatic, legendary women using flowers, greenery, sand and other organic objects. These unconventional works of art are captivating not only for their creativity but also for their ephemeral journey to creation and destruction. Rawlins has prints available of her works at http://sistergolden.com.


just saying but most iconic front women from rock/music history have had lesbian relationships. janis joplin? joan jett? josephine baker? debbie harry? amy winehouse? the godmother, the QUEEN, of all rock music sister rosetta tharpe? ALL have expressed in public (or private) their attraction for women as well as men. lesley gore, the 60s pop artist who gave us “you don’t own me”? a lesbian. ma rainey, a blues artist who gave us one of the first recordings of actual, non-subtextual lesbian content in “prove it on my blues”. and these are just the women who are, for the most part, well-known for their music and image. women who love women have done so much for music, and this is most likely only scratching the surface

Every time you see someone’s bright-and-shiny, remember: They have their own crappy truths too. Of course they do. And every time you see your own crappy truth and feel despair and think, ‘Is this my life?’, remember: It’s not. Everyone’s got a bright-and-shiny, even if it’s hard to find sometimes.
—  Sophie Kinsella, My Not So Perfect Life

Hayden’s character is obviously the one that’s really going through the change, and mine is more just reactive to that. Padmé has a pretty centered self, it’s not that she goes through this big change internally, but that external things are changing around her, and she has to sort of make decisions to cope with that. If she had some different concept of government, or what’s right, or morality she might have been able to stay with him, you know, her loyalties to him above everything. But Padmé’s a politician, she’s been a leader of many people. This is sort of combining being a woman with being a politician. Which is a interesting combination we don’t see much of.