Symbolism.. Symbolism is always confusing because we use the word to refer to the study of symbols or iconography in art works, but it also refers to a specific movement. Usually grouped with the other post-impressionist movements, symbolism emerged at just about the same time as impressionism, so it is not entirely accurate to call it "post" impressionist. Nonetheless, much of the symbolist movement (at least in the visual arts) does take shape as a response to impressionism. Women were an important part of the symbolist iconography although the female image, not surprisingly, was not easy to decipher. Was she a threat or the object of desire? This question was largely the result of another "question" -- the issue of women or the "new woman." Conservative and radical women’s movements were in place by the 1880s, and women were making inroads into labour markets and the attainment of greater rights in marriage and divorce. There was a "new woman" in France, in England, in the U.S., and probably elsewhere at this time, and the problem with the new woman was that she didn't want to stay home.
Images using various print/ ink or hand painted processes to create 'female identity and emotions' ..
'Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours'
'If I can be imagined, then I am real'
'Hitchin a ride'
'Don't be slow to show me love' be a hurricane'
'I was your summer, but not your winter'
'This is my letter to the world, that never wrote to me'
“The energy of her mind is the essence of her life.”
"Thank goodness for Octobers, where every leaf becomes the flower"
Her Desire is to Hide
Desdemona's Last Strawberry
'I don't see why our women should just wave our men a proud goodbye'
'Our one life exists in many forms'
'Sometime's the dream is better than the reality'
'Promise to never forget me, or I cannot leave'
'All little girls are butterflies, dancing gently on the breeze'
'Darling Man, Of Course I Love You'
'Make Me A Moment'
I am never alone wherever I am
Believe In Magic
Beauty In the Eyes
Drenched in British Purples
It takes time to learn to live in the here and now