Ella Findlay - The Daughter
Findlay - The Mother
My work comes from inside me, the images that populate my mind are reflections of the emotions and desires of a woman. Over the years I have been driven to understand woman's spirituality as a way of understanding myself and to use my creativity to portray it in my art. What I want is for women to understand their power and for men to acknowledge it. Through my exploration of the spirituality and identity of female deities I create pieces which embrace both the light and the dark sides of femaleness. Strength, vulnerability, intuition, shrewdness, tenacity, conciliation and love are all ambivalent attributes of women, only some women do not acknowledge all of these. I want my work to reflect the complexity of women and to make other people question their own spirituality, gender, role and path in this time and place.