Symbolic languages are used to communicate and explain aspects of the physical world, as well as the internal world we each inhabit. Myths, fables and fairy tales explain culturally accepted ideals about these worlds by presenting the unexplainable, unknown or other through archetypes understood on visual, verbal and pre-verb levels.
My current body of work addresses the public space women are now occupying. Recent events have thrust women’s bodies in the Center of a political butcher shop.
The works roe series concentrate on psychological, religious, cultural and social issues that impact women everyday such as: reproduction and reproductive rights, illness and Covid-19, class systems, colonization, compliance, silence and war.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a fourth generation Texan transplanted to Humboldt County and have been teaching sculpture at Humboldt State University for the last 18 years. My BFA is from the University of Texas at Austin and my MFA is from the University of Houston. I have been creating work to generate dialogue about women’s issues for thirty years. I exhibit nationally and internationally.
© Sondra Schwetman