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Second Book on the way!

I am so happy to announce that this second book ” Circé’s Art: a post transition evolution “, different from the first one which is a memoir and yet so intimately attached to it since it is also about my transition and identity as a woman. This time, it will be through my paintings that I document and visually narrate my views and awareness of certain aspects of coming into my own as a woman. The paintings from 2001 onwards speak to my evolution since transitioning, as a woman of… Read more Second Book on the way!

The Space Between ( in progress )

I wanted to explore the ” othering ” of women of trans origins, of trans misogyny, even within queer women’s spaces who promote inclusivity of trans folk. I asked some friends and acquaintances to meet me at a women’s bath house in Toronto, got permission from the owner and proceeded to set up a scene and got someone to take the photo from which I worked on to produce this painting.It goes as follows, I am sitting aside from the other women, my sisters, physically apart, not by desire but… Read more The Space Between ( in progress )

Vampires

Nights Sweet Reward / La Nuit et sa Récompense@Circé Oil on canvas / huile sur toile16” x 20”The vampiress holds her lover in her embrace, her vampire nature, a symbol of a strength known by women about their sisters but feared and discouraged in a patriarchal society. I depict her lover, eyes closed and abandoning herself to whatever may come. In this scene, I am exploring the Madonna / Whore persona as well as the huntress and prey dynamic. La vampire tient son amoureuse dans ses bras. Sa nature, un symbole… Read more Vampires

Feminist Paintings

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

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