Becoming A Better Sinner Series

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Holloween painting, scary portrait painting, oil on canvas portrait

In The Eye Of The Beholder, 2014, charcoal and acrylic on paper, 12 x 12″, art about sin

Painting on paper, painting about questions, eye painting, art about reality, questioning, art that asks questions, strange contemporary art, acrylic on paper, fine art emerging artist

by Ruth Chase Transition Charcoal on Wood 20x20 inches 2014

Acrylic on Paper, Surreal Painting, Art, Eye Art, Figurative Art, Emerging Artist, California Artist, Charcoal Drawing, Contemporary Charcoal Drawing, Unique Drawing

Acrylic on Paper, Surreal Painting, Art, Eye Art, Figurative Art, Emerging Artist, California Artist, Charcoal Drawing, Contemporary CharcoaDrawing, Unique Drawing

Becoming A Better Sinner series is about the structures we put in place to try to make us feel right or belong that result in a residue of guilt from self-betrayal.  It’s about confronting dogma that doesn’t fit and owning your authentic self.  As a young girl I mostly listened to my own voice over anyone else’s.  I still felt guilty, but did it anyway.  I remember the look on my mother’s face when I came home with fuchsia hair.  She said to me,  “Where’s my little girl?”  Yep, I felt like a sinner. So these days, I’m working on embracing the “Sinner” voice.  I’m playing with the meaning of the word and finding out what it means to me, a word with so much charge and button-pushing in our world. I find that what others may call a sin isn’t really what I would call a sin.  However I invite you to find your own meaning in the work.

 

I truly appreciate your viewing my work, thank you-R