As artists working today, we have a stronger (topical) autonomy over the visibility of our work/selves online. This is an opportunity to make our intent visible which is a duty not historically ours as artists and women. Sometimes, I embrace this opportunity and other times, I find that I dissolve into social media absence when considering how to present image+text/ the assumed comprehensive self (or rather, the icon of) to “followers” and potentials. I recall my graduate seminar course (pre Instagram) titled, The Artist as Hustler; Who’s it for? What’s it for?
When I can answer these questions for myself, I delight in the multitude of meanings found in images that themselves hold a multitude to meanings for me. For the sake of 21st century vulnerability, I will continue to share my paintings about my experiences and the space between people @emevlac and here on my site. I will also visit this blog more frequently. The good gravy and growth is when I am graced by a studio visit, acquisition, or note from you. Thank you for your visit, here!