Visions of Self is an annual show of work from female artists across the world. It’s hosted by the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. In our second year, we’re featuring over 100 artists from 14 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.

Princess Be the Light

Naomi Brenneck
Chicago, IL United States
Painting: Acrylic

This piece was originally a part of a series that explored domestic spaces and inner dialogues. This painting focused on two things, objects in my home that bring me joy and thoughts that push and motivate me. “Be the light” is something I tell myself when I feel lost. It’s a reminder that darkness does not mean a lack of light and that light can be created from within ourselves. In many ways, this also ended up representing my experience with and love for Chicago winters. Brutal, sunless winters require Christmas lights, hot cocoa, friends, and family. Watching the city come together and the effort to create light in famously dark and terrible winters is inspiring.

Price: 1500 USD

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