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A series of large scale, black & white paintings of intimacy between lesbian women. Show love to a project that shows love.
A series of large scale, black & white paintings of intimacy between lesbian women. Show love to a project that shows love.
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Shhhh is a series of portraits showing intimacy between women. The roots of this project were born from a series of portraits I painted of famous people...

In that series I began exploring the idea and method of showing images in black and white only and really fell in love with the result. I love the clean lines, stark contrast, and quietness this technique gives to the subject.

Recently I was doing some image searching online for more portraits to create, and that night I had a very vivid dream of painting in this same style, but the images in my dream were of women loving women. I woke up feeling motivated and ready to create. However, when I started searching for images to use... what I found, although not surprising , was disappointing. Typing in the word lesbian, and especially "lesbian" with any word like "initimacy" or "love" into a search engine gives mostly undesirable results. (Try it on Bing with no safe search filters and will have more porn than you ever desired). While this disappointed me, it also showed me just how necessary and important these paintings are. As a gay woman and artist, I am excited to create and share a collection of these images, showing the beauty of our love.



Through much searching, I have found several images to use, I've even gotten permission from photographer Zanele Muholi to use one of her's, and have photographed some of my own to use.  I have already begun painting and am super excited about this body of work. My goal is to have 20 finished pieces and to have a formal gallery showing of the work. I also plan on sharing it online in as many avenues as I can, in an effort to offset the bulk of images representing LGBT women now. But, at this point I need a little help to finance it all.

I have some great rewards to choose from, some from this project, some of my other artwork... you can even get a custom mural painted in your own home! Truly, every little bit helps! Thank you for taking the time out to check out this project, I hope it speaks to you and you are moved to support it.
Peace and Light!

You can check out my artwork and learn more about me at
http://www.originalartbyliz.com

Best, Lizzie Spaceship AKA ART by LIZ

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    A limited edition postcard, handwritten and signed by the artist featuring one of the images created in this project, mailed to your very own mailbox. I

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    A mini notebook featuring the work of ART by LIZ, randomly selected for you and mailed to the address of your choice. Notebooks feature an ART by LIZ painting on the front, are spiral bound, blank on the inside, and measure 4.25" x 5.5".

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    An original mini-canvas from the artist from her "lil hearts" series, randomly selected for you. These canvases are 4"x4" and feature different perspectives on the idea of love, mailed directly to the address of your choice.

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    One matted ART by LIZ print, randomly selected from our inventory. (outer measurements 16"x20") mailed directly to the address of your choice.

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    One high quality, 16"x20" limited edition print from this project, of your choice, signed by the artist, and mailed directly to the address of your choice.

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    THREE PACK: One high quality, 16"x20" limited edition print from this project, of your choice, signed by the artist. PLUS One matted ART by LIZ print, randomly selected from our inventory. (outer measurements 16"x20"). PLUS A mini notebook featuring the work of ART by LIZ, randomly selected for you. Notebooks feature an ART by LIZ painting on the front, are spiral bound, blank on the inside, and measure 4.25" x 5.5". ALL mailed to the address of your choice (1 address - 3 rewards).

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    ART by LIZ prize pack! Best value- a postcard, a notebook, a mini canvas, a matted print from my collection, plus 2 prints of your choice from this project!

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    A 14"x18" portrait painted in the style of the project, of a famous person of your choosing, mailed directly to the address of your choice

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    A mural painted on your wall by the artist.
    We will work together to come up with an idea and I will paint it in your home, office or business, as a permanent installation. (Location must be within 50 miles of zip 20901 or additional travel fees will be the responsibiilty of the recipient. Mural will be 60 sq ft or less -- ex 6' x 10')

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    Eternal thanks <3 + 2 original canvases from the series, and the gallery show will be named after you.... as in "Shhhh presented by Mary Jo."

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