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If looks could kill.

It has been almost four years now since the metamorphosis of a fairly conservative-looking professional middle-aged woman into a Gollum-like creature, almost but not quite alien to the human form.  The invigoration of running up that hill, the career path, exchanged for liberation from the future.  The look of death exchanged for a renewed chance at life.  Exchanged, and changed.

There is only today.  A chasm opens.  From the gash in my breast and under my arm flows colour, my life blood.  It gushes and pours and covers every surface in my field of vision.  The colour I lack is all around me.  I fear not growing paler, as the brilliant hues and tints draining from me bring great joy and wonder.   I can feel it:  the joy of the colour.

Resurrection.  Rebirth.  Renewal.

I have no control over this need to capture the human form on a surface, the drive to create and through creation render my love for the body's vitality and vulnerability.  Sometimes painting is a tender act of love-making, sometimes a primal dance.  Always with deep veneration.

Long ago, I played with the children of the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, and longed to be a go go dancer.  We laughed and sang:

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair!
Shining, gleaming, streaming flaxen waxen.

Give me down to there, hair!
Shoulder length or longer, hair!
Here baby, there mama, everywhere daddy daddy

Brilliantined, biblical hair.

The shedding of my hair (yes, that's the way it happened: one great shed over a few days) forced a shedding of all the non-essential trappings of my world.  It's not easy to say goodbye to an alluring sign of femininity and one's crowning vanity.  To be a modern day Samson.  And it's more than a little dismaying to learn that, due to the overwhelming success of the cure, it will never come back.  The hair, that is (there's no guarantee for the other "it").  Acceptance is deceivingly easy, until I catch my own gaze in the mirror and am reminded that it is not.  

The Chanel suit exchanged for skinny jeans and a wool cap -- I look like a rapper.  This is my abstracted self.  I break free.

Thank you for reading, and looking at my gallery.


Olga S.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
This is me. A work in progress.

Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Baroque, in its many forms
Favourite photographer: Ed Burtynsky
Wallpaper of choice: William Morris, of course!
Skin of choice: chameleon
Personal Quote: Never surrender.

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Kedori Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Always happy to see my work making it to your favourites.  Thanks for the latest add.
UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you do make it difficult to choose which of your pieces to select, as there are so many choice ones.  I may have to move into your gallery for a while just to breathe it all in.
Kedori Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Come on in!   I'll bake cookies!  Very happy that there are so many images that you like.  Thank you.
GetStoked Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Thanks for the love. Your work is fascinating!! Heart 
UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure.  Reciprocating the love as I stroll through your gallery of rich wondrous colour!
Kedori Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It is always a great feeling to see that someone as talented as yourself has added one my photos to their favourites.  I am glad that you like "Leather Shadow" that much.
UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Mr Kedori - I've really enjoyed looking through your beautiful and multi-faceted gallery (again).  I'm working on a new series now, and some of your shadowy images are sparking inspiration.  Stay tuned!
Kedori Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Always a pleasure to hear that my photos are inspiring other artist...  looking forward to seeing what comes next.
WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
thanks for the :+fav: Olga
UrsaMinor45 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wayne, I always love touring your gallery and its hauntingly beautiful ode to our pioneering past.  
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