My mother Caron used to tell me to choose creativity at all costs. When I was younger I wasn’t sure what that would really mean. Now at 50, I see what she was saying. That at many times in our lives, other paths might seem easier, more lucrative, less challenging – than making a living as an artist. Or making a living serving other artists, which is another thing entirely. All I know at this point is that doing what matters to me includes what matters to others.
I think I have found the thing that matters to all of those in my community, and our planet. Raise up the images and stories of women. Women give birth to the future. Ensuring the safety and sacredness of women has been my guiding light for over 27 years. Right now, what it looks like, is a museum centering on women’s art.
Today I am honored to speak to you about the path ahead with my work and how it may be connected with you. Do you have a few minutes? Wanna get a cuppa something yummy and sit with me? This won’t take too long, and I so appreciate your attention.
I am inviting you to hear about how our body of work is evolving. I want to share with you what we do here at Musea for our community to be connected, elevate our artistic expression, and contribute to the equality of women in the arts around the world.
I am inviting you to be a part of something beautiful through becoming a member of our museum centering on women artists. I am also sharing about our upcoming Many Muses Festival in March, which is complimentary to our members.
My heart has always been with art
Before I tell you about the evolution of the museum, I feel it is important to share why this matters so much to me. I was raised in an artistic family and, for a long, long time, I have been working on art and at art because it was part of our family culture. Here is me and my cousin Bridget. There is something about our expressions that moves me. This was a day for ceremony and ritual to honor Bridget.