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Lucinda Gold, “Where the Body isn’t a Burden“

crayon, pen, colored pencil

Lucinda Gold

Lucinda Gold, “Where the Body isn’t a Burden“

I was listening to the social theorist Adam Curtis (the emotional ghistory of the modern world film maker) speak about art, and he seemed to feel like contemporary art is not trying to capture the feeling of now, the anxiety, the isolation, the confusion. 

He quoted Joan didion who says art is too concerned with history; which I think is a good thing for the most part, but her sentiment felt worth contemplating. While art certainly should be, and can never not be, concerned with history, I want to create 2021s century queer feminist portraiture. And to me this is what that looks like! 

You are cordially invited to the place where everything is free and the body isnt a burden, a place with no room for shame, an imaginary space full of Infinite empathy!

Every morning starts with a meeting of the minds, a discussion about what we have to share with one another, what we can afford to give away, and what we need. 

The picnic scene is a classically hertonormative one. I remember learning about the relative size of the universe, of atoms and of ourselves through the Eames brothers; but having this mind bending film begin with the sense of a picnic shared between a man and a woman. This film wasn’t a film about love, or intimacy, but it used this couple as a jumping off point to teach young kids about the universe‘s scope. This rabbit hole made me think about the tiny things I can’t remember that force me to internalize shame, that makes me feel watched regardless of how accepted i should feel.  If you look closely you can see two illusions to the  Eames brother picnic scene, reflected in hand mirrors. 

This peice was constructed with crayon, pen, colored pencil There will be two illusions to the  Eames brother picnic scene, reflected in hand mirrors. 

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Crayon, pen, colored pencil