There is a certain vulnerability that circulates women-based needs and gratification, specifically the independence and initiative needed to meet those needs.
On one hand, the overuse of the female body as an object of spectacle objectifies, sexualises, and reinforces dangerous notions of female passivity. On the other, the raw, undeniable beauty of the female form ought to be celebrated, and makes for some breathtaking art. Is it, then, simply too lovely to censor?
If you’ve caught sight of a cool gal rocking Frida Kahlo earrings or celebrating Australian wildlife on her lobes around the capital, you’ve no doubt witnessed the wonderful, wearable art of Mimir Soboslay Moore – founder, artist and brains behind Mimir Art. Armed with a passion for art, ethics, and environmentally friendly fashion, she’s truly a force to be reckoned with. We at Bossy sought to jump onto her positive wavelength with a look into the ways and workings of this local artistic wunderkind.
“The names Gentileschi, Nelli, Hoch, Schendel, Hanworth and Frankenthaler remain unfamiliar to most — and googling ‘women artists in history’ presents results almost entirely about ‘the one’s history forgot’.”
A review of The Lady and the Unicorn.
“Ever discovered, months into knowing someone, that they have an incredible and oddly-specific interest? Ever wished you were that elusive and impressive person, but struggled to know where to start?”
“I’ve always enjoyed drawing but I think it was when I started publicly sharing my work with others that I realised it was something I really want to do with my time.”
“If I was a painting …”
“I’m studying psychology and want to eventually incorporate art therapy into my practice. People differ so much, and traditional dialogue-based therapy mightn’t be effective for everyone …”
“If Oscar Wilde believed that life imitates art far more than art imitates life, then activist action used in existing movements can be applied in the movie business.”