“But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given to her for a covering.” – 1 Corinthian 11:15
Glorious locks, shining tresses, Rapunzel, Goldilocks… throughout history, and in fairy tales and legends, a woman’s hair has been seen as a manifestation of her femininity and desirability. That ‘glory’ has even been immortalized (i.e. Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus) but what about a woman’s presence? Has anyone accurately portrayed that aspect onto a canvas? Thankfully art is arguably the most appropriate medium to represent feminism’s complex history, meaning and purpose.
This very subject is what Ms. Seales tackles and explores with her new art collection entitled “WARRIGIRLS & HAIROINES.“ Hair has always been considered one of the most prominent and important attributes of our physical appearance. In all nations and in all cultures, people give much attention to their hair, for it is the first feature we notice about the people whom we meet. With each brushstroke, Amanda has emphasized that feminine quality through the use of color, bursts of energy, wit and humor – making her portrait series definitive and reflective of each women’s experiences and approaches to her identity, attitudes, and influence.
Each piece is drowned with imaginative overtones; creating extraordinary visual images with an undeniable force of personality and style. It is a cohesive thread of in-your-face cultural empowerment series with the purpose to reinforce the beautiful notion that women are more than meets the eye.
For more info about this exhibition and/or how to make a purchase, you can visit: AmandaSeales.com or DIVAWORKSOFART@gmail.com
— Roz Baron
“Always dedicated to presenting positive/powerful images of women, personality and artists, Amanda Seales takes to the canvas presenting “WARRIGIRLS & HAIROINES“ at the beautiful Hair Rules Salon salon. Known for her work on television and most recently her successful one woman show ‘Death of the Diva’: a challenging of pop culture’s portrayal of women one character at a time, through a variety of pieces and price ranges with this art show she makes the conversation of women’s images accessible to all.”
“The beauty of a woman
isn’t in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman
must be seen from in her eyes;
Because that’s the doorway to her heart,
the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman
isn’t in a facial mole;
But true beauty in a woman,
is reflected by her soul.
It’s the caring that she cares to give,
the passion that she shows;
And the beauty of a woman
with passing years only grows.”
— Maya Angelou, The Beauty of a Woman