Rope Play / Jeux de Cordes©Circéoil on canvas / huile sur toile 24” x 36” Female sexuality, power exchange, consent. Circé sees such activities as a possible subversive act of lampooning patriarchy. She does not perceive any woman who participate in Kink or BDSM play as non-feminist, but rather sees it all as just another expression of sexuality. For Circé, there is no shame in consensual sexuality. That the patriarchy may have had a hand in how a woman can be a submissive can hold truth, it should never take away… Read more Erotic Art →
Smashing Images© Circé oil on canvas / huile sur toile30in. x 40in. In this piece I address how for many women, we fight with body image issues, and often deal with self-loathing as a result of being told by the media that there is but one acceptable body type ( airbrushed and photoshopped to the X degree ). It is the breaking of that mirror of how we perceive ourselves, also the not wanting to see our bodies and maybe even the break from all the stereotypes we are constantly being… Read more Feminist Paintings →
Young Girl and doll / Jeune fille et poupéecirca 1985pastel on paper / pastel sur papier
. Today I would like to take the time to praise and celebrate a very important person in my life: Joelle Circe!!I’ve known her since I’m 16 years old, so… Read more Lovely words from an equally lovely friend. →
Over the years and with all manner of ups and downs, I have come to think of how I am in terms of being an artist, a woman of trans… Read more Happiness after all. →
When I created this painting, I was already sadly aware of the dangers inherent with being a woman of trans origin, not the least was the solitude, the exclusion and othering.I am actually fortunate to have encountered Dany when I did, it saved my life and I have had but privilege ever since, not a whole lot to complain about on a personal level. Yet I can get triggered by what passes as journalism and free speech that seeks to demean and demonize women of trans origin. I have lived… Read more The other →
Hi friends,You can go read the following article on Dawn’s website, it’s about the book and how she and I worked together. A must read.
When I was maybe fifteen, I was playing in our backyard on Albert Street. It had recently snowed so the ice rink that my father had made for us to play on was covered in about a foot or more of snow. It was the wet kind; perfect for making snowballs and snowmen. It packed just right and if you made a snowman, it would stay until a good thaw. I remember this particular incident well. It was early evening, just after supper time. I was with a cousin and… Read more Close Call with a Cold Ending ( free peek ) →