When I first heard the story of Mozart's sister, the saddest thing about it wasn't that she worked in obscurity but that none of her music survived. Her story is a familiar one. Women's work has often been seen as less important than men's. Even now women often don't get the recognition or compensation men do when working in the creative fields. In creating new work for The Other Mozart I wanted to explore feminine creativity. As the work unfolded I rediscovered that creativity is about human potential which encompasses all genders. I’m following the path that is unfolding effortlessly as I paint. My intention is to honor human potential which is genderless of, to coin a phrase, gender-filled. The creative force within us has innate power.
Below are the three new major works I painted for the show along with the statement for each one.