Essay by Lilly Wei

Carol Cole has been involved with breasts and bubbles in one way or another since 1976, when she made a series of small, black and white and colored pencil drawings that she called The Bubble Blower. They depicted 36 variations of a breast with the nipple inverted because, she says, she needed self-sustenance. Hanging ….>>Click Here to read more
Artist’s Statement

The zippered leather heads of Nancy Grossman, the 100 Boots of Eleanor Antin, and the UFOseries by Herman Mhire all had a strong visual influence on me in the 70’s. But it was Judy Chicago’s suggestion to “draw yourself as you see yourself, as the world sees you and as you would like to be seen” that generated ….>>Click Here to read more
Being a Southern Artist

And what does it mean? Everyone knows what Southern writing represents and where music called the blues came from, but what is Southern art? Why isn’t this culturally rich, warm, passionate region known for visual arts? Actually it is, but it isn’t called Southern, it’s called “untrained” or “outsider” or even folk art. The South ….>>Click Here to read more

Solo Exhibitions 2015 Part 4, the nothing that is, CAM Raleigh, curated by Bill Thelen, June 4 – June 30 2014 F.E.A.R.S., Seed Space, Nashville, TN, September 6 – October 15 2008 ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA 2006 Through the Flower into the Garden, Salem College Fine ….>>Click Here to read more
Quotations from Louise Bourgeoise, Tennessee Williams, and Flannery O’Connor

Louise Bourgeoise (1911 – 2010) “Through self-knowledge we recognize and understand the mechanisms of our fears. We cease being dependent on the unknown and the acting out stops. The goal is to become active, and to take control. Until the past is negated by the present, we do not live. ….In our refusal to confront our fear, ….>>Click Here to read more
Quotations from Muriel Rukeyser

Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) The books I am quoting from are both paper backs, published by McGraw-Hill and I assume NYC, but they list multiple cities. 1. The Gates; Poems by Muriel Rukeyser, divided into two sections; section one includes poems and section two, The Gates, a long poem subtitled Scaffolding, ….>>Click Here to read more
The Breast by Anne Sexton

The Breast This is the key to it. This is the key to everything. Preciously. I am worse than the gamekeeper’s children, picking for dust and bread. Here I am drumming up perfume. Let me go down on your carpet, your straw mattress—whatever’s at hand because the child in me is dying, dying. It is not that I am ….>>Click Here to read more

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. ….>>Click Here to read more