Untitled (Double Bar Orange) by Jo Baer
The Art and The Feminism is a sub-series of Feminist Fridays where I share art with you that has somehow inspired or evoked my feminism. I show the artistic inspiration with you, write from my experience viewing or engaging with it, and then ask for your thoughts. This month: this abstract piece by Jo Baer.
You’re in between something right now, one place and another. You are no longer touching the door behind you that you’ve just walked through and you haven’t quite reached the new one. It’s a weird place, this space in between. You don’t quite know what to do with it and you aren’t quite sure what this space holds for you, just that it holds yourself. Explore that self. Don’t sit and idle away this special time. Focus on yourself. Who are you in this place, this place of waiting? Who are you in this place of letting go, moving on, and rediscovering? Who are you?
The beautiful thing about feminism is that it does not always directly relate to a social justice issue or theory. Feminism is a way of living with your mind and heart open to what’s true, healthy, and loving. It is just as much about seeing a message like this in a piece of art as it is seeing a need for justice in a societal problem.
How does this art speak to your feminism?
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