Stenciled female artists

I was asked by my wife, Amanda Robinson, to make these stencils for a photo shoot by photographer Kim Frost. The final product of the photo shoot will end up as part of a calendar on women in business. The calendar's intent is to help empower and fundraise for the women's projects.

I chose three prolific female artists to represent different facets of Amanda as an artist, community activist and gallery director.

June Jordan was an amazing writer/activist who's work dealt with civil rights, women's rights and gay rights. I felt that this was a good person to reflect Amanda's interest in poetry and the empowerment of women.

Dorothea Lange was a documentary photographer and photojournalist whom is most famous for her work documenting workers in the U.S. during the Depression Era. Ms. Lange is a good representation of Amanda's obsession with documenting events, happenings and those around her. Wherever she goes her camera goes with her.

Frida Kahlo was a realist, symbolic and surrealist painter who's work dealt with her life as a Mexican woman. Frida Kahlo was included, in the three, to represent Amanda's interest in surrealist oil painting as a dialogue on human sexuality.

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