Saturday, December 31, 2011

For Camille: Vitreous Femmage

For Camille, vitreous femmage, 10 x 10"

Just completed this vitreous femmage of Camille Claudel, muse, apprentice and artist of Rodin's studio. Her life was tragic. I believe she was truly a feminist at heart, suffering for the life of her art and expression. Heartbroken, after her affair ended with Rodin, and her time of seclusion, her brother committed her to an asylum. He considered her art to be too risque and what he considered signs of dementia. She spent the rest of her life in confinement.

This piece was composed at No Boundaries artist colony on Baldhead Island in November, and just fired/fused. It will be exhibited in January 2012 for the 2011 No Boundaries exhibition at Acme Arts in Wilmington, NC. Looking forward to seeing again, new artist friends made there!

For a great biographical film on Camille, view Netflix:

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