Another in my series of Priestess paintings. These are all semi-autobiographical, and this one focuses on my journey with MS and how it affects my eyes. Learning new ways to see and to understand how change can actually positively affect you is so important, even if it is frightening.
Revelation. 18" x 12", acrylic, pastel and graphite on aluminum.
Aankh, the Hindi word for eyes...she flew out onto the panel and I enjoyed every moment creating this piece. All of these women portraits are semi-autobiographical, and are made up of layers upon layers of symbols, patterns, words and drawings.
Another proud woman who is not afraid to be her splendor. Inside the dress is the painting this was before, which was a pregnant woman reclining.
24” x 24”, acrylic, graphite, and oil pastel on canvas.
This painting is of the Statue of Liberty,
and within her gown she shelters a woman.
The plaque beneath the gifted Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island reads:
"Give me your tired, your poor
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"
This painting is about carrying outside thoughts and comments inside us, and how they can affect us. Personally, this is me with MS. But this can pertain to anybody.
The long arms show my unsteadiness in my body now, where I used to dance for hours and hours every day.
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She carries it with her. 24"×12", acrylic and graphite on birch.
The Journey is first and foremost my autobiography, from childhood to present time. Embedded deep into the painting are drawings, sketches, scribbles - all parts of me. BUT - I put this story into a more universal translation so that anyone could derive meaning from it. I am not one to publish books or tell stories about my life in words - painting is much more meaningful to me personally.
She is so special and it took many long hours to create her, but I didn't notice those hours. She emerged alchemically.
36” x 36”, acrylic, graphite, charcoal and ink on birch plywood.
This painting is about moving on from difficult situations, to embracing who we are and how we move forward into new experiences.
For me personally, the woman is a warrior, a bird who is taking flight and moving up and out from feelings holding her back. You can see in her skirt a few things that have personal meaning - a cane on the right, and a face on the left, musing 'why is this scary?'.
36"×36", acrylic and graphite on masonite. #art#artistsoninstagram #painting #osbornwoodsgallery #juliettemorriswilliams#americanart #ncgvculturaldistrict #nevadacity #disability #abstractart#multiplesclerosis #disabilityawareness #disabilityart #abstractpainting#gallery #galleryart #collectors
This is another autobiographical piece, and there are faces within the main figure's body. There is a face that is in her cheek that ends in her left arm, which originally was speaking what the figure on the left was saying, "it matters."
This is a piece I did in preparation for a larger work, 'The journey.' It mirrors the same ideas and was the impetus for the larger piece. While my focus was on learning confidence in living with Multiple Sclerosis, it can pertain to everyone.
24" x 24", acrylic and graphite on canvas.
18" x 12", acrylic and graphite on birch.
One of the first of this recent series started in February 2019. An intense look at my views on the world around me, emotionally and spiritually. Just a meditation on them.
Acrylic, graphite and paper on birch cradled panel.
24” x 24”, acrylic, graphite and pastel on Masonite.