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Justin Dingwall

Into the ring II

Into the ring II

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In the works for "How High the Moon," I am presenting pieces that focus on women and change. Women have always been an inspiration to me. My own mother and grandmother, their aesthetics, their creativity even with a needle and thread, resonate within me.

The power women wield is something I have returned to often. If a portrait depicts a woman dressed in a particular way or playing with an adornment, it’s never about fashion but a story within the image.

In “Into the Ring,” I elongate the body, dressing the woman in a long robe that could be priestly or royal. The implication is that she is a leader. She is set on a barren landscape against the African backdrop. The implication is that no matter the circumstances, the woman will rise above it. She will be the driving force out of it.

 

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