Before I Was Me

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These works are my first for social justice. I began this work for me and my healing after misery from serious health issues and an abusive relationship. Quickly I realized these paintings are for anyone who has suffered abuse of the creative self or abusive control, hateful criticism, condemnation, or judgment of differences one may have from the advertised perfect human and what society renders “good” or “acceptable.” 

 

The underpaintings are full of life, movement, texture, color, breath and freedom. The subsequent layers cover up the free life and represent rules, laws, expectations of others, abusive control, bullying, and any abusive behavior toward another, which causes one to lose the self. 

 

Do you see yourself?

Before I Was Me 1

Before I Was Me 1

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

18" x 18" x 2.25"

Contact: JRB ART Gallery

405-528-6336

Before I Was Me 2

Before I Was Me 2

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

18" x 18" x 2.25"

Contact: JRB ART Gallery

405-528-6336

Before I Was Me 3

Before I Was Me 3

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

18" x 18" x 2.25"

Contact: JRB ART Gallery

405-528-6336

Before I Was Me 4

Before I Was Me 4

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

20" x 20" x 1.5"

Contact: JRB ART Gallery

405-528-6336

Before I Was Me 5

Before I Was Me 5

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

18" x 18" x 2.25"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 6

Before I Was Me 6

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

18" x 18" x 2.25"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 7

Before I Was Me 7

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

20" x 20" x 1.5"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 8

Before I Was Me 8

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

20" x 20" x 1.5"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I was Me 9

Before I Was Me 9

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

20" x 20" x 1.5"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 10

Before I Was Me 10

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

18" x 18" x 2.25"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 11

Before I Was Me 11

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

30" x 30" x 2"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 12

Before I Was Me 12

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

30" x 30" x 2"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I WAs Me 13

Before I Was Me 13

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

30" x 30" x 2"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 14

Before I Was Me 14

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

30" x 30" x 2"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher

Before I Was Me 15

Before I Was Me 15

Oil & Cold Wax on Canvas

30" x 30" x 2"

Contact: Karen Mosbacher