My goal of this piece is to show that women have been behind bars and held back regarding their accomplishments and desires to move ahead in our country. The woman is ‘jailed’ behind the stripes except for her eyes and her hard-worked, veined hands; hands that have labored and formed callouses and scars. Her fingers are knitted together to form a bond and represents her determination to not give up. Her thumbs and forefingers form a shape that represents her uterus and the life she has created, given, and sustained.

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Boxing Laila Ali by Ronit Galazan

Cool Painting, what does it mean? What was the story behind it? I’ve create several blog posts to explain my work. Today’s I’ll discuss Boxing – Laila Ali. I love Laila Ali! She is an incredibly strong woman mentally and physically and I find her strength and determination incredibly beautiful. When I was preparing pieces for my Imperfect Beauty collection, I wanted to show women who are vulnerable as well as women who could pack a punch! And then it came to me – it all centers on Laila Ali. The portrait I painted of her is of a very determined woman.

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Sides of a Woman I by Ronit Galazan

I’ve create blog posts to provide information about my art. Today’s discussion centers around two pieces called Sides of a Woman and Sides of a Woman II. I’ve tried to unwrap just some of the facets of a woman’s beauty. Her physical side, her emotional side, her need for sexual release, intellectual stimulation and romance.

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Am I Still a Woman? original painting by Ronit Galazan

Am I Still a Woman? is the story of a woman who had cancer; beat it; but lost parts of her body as well as part of her identity in the process. She wants to believe she is more than her physical appearance or a vessel for a fetus. She’s trying to find a different and new way to define her femininity on a emotionally and spiritually level.

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East on Central Consider portrait of a woman

I’ve been blessed to have my work accepted in this years East on Central Journal (volume 14, 2015-2016) The painting that was chosen to be published is called Consider. Consider – a portrait of a woman, was created using only a palate knife. This is not a typical style that I use. But in the moment, it was exactly what I needed to create.

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You’ve found the painting that you love, congratulations! Now which wall do you hang it on? And HOW do you hang a picture? Is there one right way? I don’t think so.

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