Ruminations on myself. How self-absorbed can one get! :-D

Hello Skinlovers…..

I am back as usual after a shortish/longish pause (you pick).

I recently had my Vernissage/Opening of my exhibition. It wasn’t under the Patronage of anyone ( I know too many people and besides I didn’t want the usual social climbing leeches at my shindig, I wanted my friends and people who really wanted to be there), and come they did.

The Exhibition was held in Zara Gallery, Grand Hyatt Amman, it was lovely. Haddad wines sponsored the wines (thank you haddad group appreciate it, the wine was local “Mount Nebo”).
We had a good attendance considering there was another opening of a collective effort Motif 15 which I also promoted, why? Because I am no insecure, and I told those who had been to mine to pop by there if they had time and nothing better to do. 😀
The US Ambassador, Ambassadoer Wells (dammit I forgot to ask if she was of the Wells Fargo Well’s), arrived. She is one of the most actic CD people we have had in Jordanfor quite a while, she seemed to enjoy the exhibition and was astute and observant and saw things most people miss, that made me gain a huge amount of respect for her, she is if anything impressive.

Now here is something about my exhibition I wrote this for a friend who is translating it into Arabic so I don’t think it’ll be untoward if I post it here:

Women specifically strong women have always played a huge role in my life, since I was surrounded by women and I come from a long line of Amazon like women, my late mother was a pioneer she drove around Copenhagen on a Harley (this was the 1950’s Denmark/Europe a very conservative time). My grandmother was a gymnast and a memeber of the resistance in Denmark in WWII, so you see strong independant women are a feature in my art, so are the myths and legends of ancient times.
All are woven into the tapestry that is my artworks and creations (remember I am a fashion, jewellery, pottery designer as well as a make-up artist), all play an integral part in my life with music and literature. I use a lot of psychological subliminal messages in my art.
There are 3 ways of seeing my art:
THE TRIPLE GODDESS THEREE, a representation of 3 Goddessess in one (most goddessess had three aspects but this one was the most formidable, The fates or Moirai ( Aka TYCHE patron Goddess o Amman…. How strange right.
Clothos The Spinner, Lachesis The Weaver, & Atropos The Shearer/Cutter. Also a representation of the supposed 3 ages of Women Maiden Mother Crone
Triple Goddess Three REDUX A copy1) The in your face, or face-value. You appreciate it for what it is on the surface, well executed.
2) The Deeper meaning floating simmering below the surface, it is what you interpret it to be.
3) The Darker hidden Esoteric meaning known only to those who are initiated into my though process, and know me well.
My exhibition in Zara is a reflection of what I have gone through over the years. It is like a retrospective of my works and varied styles. Why did I take so long to do an exhibition, well a solo one it has been 14 years, I was supposed to do one in August of 2006 but my mother took ill and died in hospital. Then I sort of stagnated until my godmother kicked me in the rear and said “This is NOT how you honour your mother, she raised you to be stronger than this!”. So I slowly started drawing again after a period of 6 years+ I had an exhibition in 2013 with Natasha Dahdaleh, a collaborative one, we exhibited works of hers and mine and artworks we worked on in unision, she drew I painted and vice versa. So now I am back home at Zara, where I had my first Jordanian solo exhibition, and I am glad.
My thoughts:
“Art is a perception of a different kind of reality, it is digging deep within ones self to expose and shine a bright harsh light on ones soul, in the process learning what makes you tick and sharing it while baring your soul for the world to see” (Or at least how I see it).
This is my truth now tell me yours…

About descantia

A melting pot of contradictions! Artist, Designer (most media), Copywriter, Thespian, Chanteuse, Dancer, Performance artist, Make-up artist and so much more... The penultimate liberal hedonist with conservative leanings! Exacting, free, libertine with a Courtesan mentality! Honest, blunt, viciously unkind when dealing with fools, ingrates, liars, and any deceivers. Detests: Hypocrisy, Disloyalty, Infidelity, Stupidity, Anyone Devoid of Morals Ethics and decent manners and behaviour. Loves being a Snarky Grumpy Bitter Old Elitist!
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