Channeling Myself and Other Goddesses
May 11 – 22 Vista Studios, 808 Lady St., Columbia, SC
"I never intended to show this work, but I felt it developed into something worth sharing. It is a result of an exercise in self-awareness. I have enjoyed this process and hope you enjoy the results" Michel McNinch
There are three distinct series of paintings in this show. In order of their origin, they are: Channels, Subconscious, and Goddesses.
"Channels" - During my father's illness and subsequent death I sought creative counseling. It was suggested that I attempt a visual prayer. With this suggestion in mind, my "Channels" series was born. It evolved into a treasured practice as I continued these prayers for the last two years.
"Pandora Series"- These paintings were an attempt to paint what was beneath the surface of my present awareness. With nothing particular in mind, I chose a color and started painting. Each time I sat down to paint, I had no idea or direction. I painted on sheer instinct from the underlying influence of my subconscious. What freedom! What fun!
"Goddesses" - When researching for a proposed workshop, I had the idea to use the accomplished women in my life to pose for Goddess paintings. It grew from there to be a very meaningful and rewarding endeavor to honor the many inspiring women in my life. These paintings are life size.