Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Artist paints women like they really are — imperfect and beautiful


“She’s a prolific artist, with remarkable skill and an exceptional talent for rendering human flesh and form,” said gallery owner Audrey Anastasi. “This series epitomizes both the tenderness and power of her vision.”

The name of the show — “Radical Acceptance” — was inspired by something said by one of Haynes’s models.

“It can refer to people looking at the art — it’s radical to accept something you’re not used to seeing,” said Haynes, referring to the non-airbrushed, typically older representations of the female body. “But it’s really about the models. It’s radical to realize you can change your feelings about your body and become powerful in your body.”

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