|“INTO HER OWN”|
Oil, gold leaf on canvas
|Dimensions: H”x W”||30” x 30”|
Member: Joanna Henry
I make art because it is a way for me to honor the many people who influence me. As I’ve continued to grow in my art I have been lucky to come to the realization that when I paint, it isn’t just for my own gratification. It is giving people the chance to experience my work and take from it whatever they need. Whether it be a personal connection, healing, new conversations, or just wanting to experience a new perspective. For me painting has also become an analysis of my culture and the positioning of a woman of color as the author when historically that hasn’t been the case.