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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 )

By Any Other Name

Been working on this painting I call ” By Any other Name “, it’s from a photo by Sam Campbell and depict a young woman in a super heroine costume ( Wonder Woman ) holding up a sign that reads ” Trans Women are Women ” during a women’s march in San Francisco. My production as a paintress is much slower than it once was but I try to work on a piece or two over months. This painting is all about representing women of trans origin in an inclusive,… Read more By Any Other Name

Coming to grips with me.

As many humans, I have this tendency of not really seeing or fully acknowledging my worth, I am self-deprecating and don’t always understand that who and what I am has value, is valuable. Being an artist, I’ve created so many paintings over the years and though I know I’m pretty good at what I do, more often than not I find I’m not good enough, not creatively or technically, I seem to judge what I’ve created as somehow of lesser value than it is. I am catching myself, trying to… Read more Coming to grips with me.

Another Trans memoir, maybe not.

I look upon my memoirs as a throwback genre of how women such as myself used to write their memoirs , mainly about childhood and when I knew I was a female in the wrong body, about the transition. Then I read my story and discover that it’s so much more than this, my life, even as it relates to being trans from birth, speak to adventures I’ve had along the way, my memoirs are filled with all manner of events, usually having little to nothing to do with being… Read more Another Trans memoir, maybe not.

Erotic Art

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

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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