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Godesses through the ages, by Jenny Bielawski
Venus of Hohle Fels The Sleeping Lady of Malta Venus of Willendorf
Venus Doli Vestonice Ancient Egyptian Fertility Figurine Venus of Renancourt
Artist Jenny Bielawski presents eight watercolour paintings of small female figurines; some are called Mother Earth Goddesses, some Venus Goddesses, and Fertility figurines, most of them are very old
All of them (except Barbie) seem to speak to me reaching over the ages; I feel an affinity with their Femininity.
I love them all, except 'Barbie' for obvious reasons and 'Sheela-na-gig' who talks to me with a different voice, possibly a male with a didactic message from a moralistic early Christian church hierarchy.
Taranaki is where I have lived for most of my life.
Trained and become a registered nurse in Hawera, and later trained in Wellington to become a registered midwife and practiced in Hawera Maternity hospital for many years.
Moved to Tarata ten years ago and after a year or so I did a Visual Arts Degree at WITT in New Plymouth.
My husband and I have six children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild, that obviously puts us into the older age group, I think I may be sixty-eight this year.
I play around with fabric and fibre to form works of art that project some degree of intrigue and hopefully a challenge for the viewer. Printmaking fascinates me, I love etching and making mono prints and also continue to work with paint; water colour, house paint anything that will help me make an interesting mark onto paper, fabric or any other surface.
Jenny lives in Tarata, Taranaki, New Zealand
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org