This is a detail shot of my installation "Social Structure. The entire thing measures 7'x 10 '. It debuted at Core New Art Space in Denver in September of last year and Then went to Dona Laurita Gallery in Louisville CO. Then I priced it out to all my favorite people in Colorado as I've just relocated to Tucson Arizona. Two years from now I will have a "Reunite Social Structure" show in Colorado and the sky will be black or deep grayI think! The ulterior motive is to get all my favorite people back together again. They get their piece back after the show. The buildings average about 9 inches-ish and are made of ceramic. It is basically a city full of social commentary from this artist. One note, the street full of churches I refer to as "Things People Do In The Name of Religion". Each Church has a partner church where one is people truly worshiping their chosen version of God and one where the people are doing horrible things in the name of their religion. It would never be my intention to spread a message of hatred only to point out the tragic absurdity of some of the things people do in the name of religion. I've posted details of some but not all buildings. This is the final rendition with the sky painted.
I am also working on my "Symbiotic Revolutionary Army", the most peaceful army ever (I just stole the SOUND of the name from those Patti Hearst kidnappers!). The Goddesses basically represent plant, human, animal and mineral peacefully coexisting. We humans have been living like parasites on the planet for far too long. We need to get to a state of symbiosis, mutually beneficial relationships between us and mama earth and between each other. I was partly inspired by the Women's March this year, I have been making art for quite some time that is from the perspective of the victim which can be powerful but sad. I'm ready for some hope. My original plan was to display them in a huge spiral perhaps rising higher as they spiral in however I keep getting images in my head from that Women's March...maybe they will be in a formation like a protest march. Images in portfolio under Symbiotic Liberation Army!
I make message driven art because I believe we can use art to help change the " f...ed up world. I am trying to affect compassion in viewers. And I hope to make the world a tiny bit more beautiful with my art.
Linda studied art at the University of Colorado and then had a family and a job that consumed most of her time for 35 years. She has been fortunate to turn back to her artwork full time for the last four years. She shows locally, regionally and nationally. She enjoys supporting the art community in her hometown by participating in Artwalk, Longmont Studio Tour and other local events. She installed 150 ceramic birds at the Longmont Museum as a part of her Capistrano series and facilitated a collaborative project on the same topic at the Salud Medical Clinic in Longmont. She has volunteered art teaching at Soft Voices, a drop in center for mentally ill people in Longmont. She recently completed a mosaic mural with those folks. She spearheaded an art auction fundraiser with the Women's Caucus for the Arts, Colorado Chapter to raise money for Planned Parenthood where they raised over $10,000. She also shows nationally mostly in select shows in Chicago and NYC.
She has exhibited in the National Womens Caucus for the Arts Best of 2014 show in Chicago and in their 2015 show, "WCA at Westbeth" and in April, 2016 she was the featured artist on their Website. She was in the company of some really amazing internationally known artists there and she felt very honored to be included.
Linda feels very and honored fortunate to have her work included in a book "What is a Woman?". This sweet little book is a project by "Together to Empower", a non-profit organization in California dedicated to...gusess what?...Empowering young women! The book is only $10.00 and is available here: https://togethertoempower.org.
Her work can be found in other publications including Night of A Hundred Angels; Womens Rights an Artists Perspective", sponsored by Unite Women.org; "WCA at Westbeth" (show catalog) and "Voices, an Artist's Perspective" (also a show catalog). All books are available at Amazon.com. She hopes to continue making art until the day she dies hopefully making the world a little more beautiful and kind.