A prototype for the "Little Buddha" series is completed. As she is holding a lotus bud which is a symbol of peace, I decided to call her "Peace." Look forward to more from this series.
If you happen to know activists, who are fighting for green and/or human rights, please introduce them to me. I would like to go to see what they do, listen to their stories, and photograph them for my series. Thank you.
For my strong women's series, I wanted to portray a transgender woman. The model is a transgender from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. When I asked her what was the symbol of her gender among the Lakota, she answered, "Thunderbird" - the symbol of indomitable spirit. "I was bullied a lot and had hard time in my youth." She came out of the past resilient like the mystic bird.
I intend to work on the headdress again. I may change the flat thunderbird to 3-D like a totem? Feathers may be too destructive? Your input is appreciated.
About "Art in Process"
This page is an window for you to see my creative process. I would like to encourage you to leave your comments here. I hunger for a conversation with you about my art. What kind of emotions or thoughts did my art provoke you? What did you like/dislike? What viewpoint do you agree/disagree to? Your honest feedback will feed my art going forward. Thank you.