Monday, May 14, 2012
Who Does She Think She Is?
This film aired on PBS this weekend. Although it was first aired in 2008, it addresses the dilemma of women artists both in regard to recognition and in the conflicts and pulls of home, children, partners and their art.
It hit the mark with examples of several women artists who have achieved recognition in their fields. For me, it was like getting a good thump in the chest. (And also a good "kick up the backside" to get out there to my studio and get to work!)
An extensive showing schedule is posted on the website. Check it out.
Note: Although this is primarily a women's issue, men who stay at home can also feel these pressures of guilt and duality upon their work.