I came across this wonderful post about the artist, sister mary corita kent yesterday at drawn. Wow, what a blast from my past, my forgotten past, to be totally honest. I'm so grateful to be reminded of this amazing woman's work, so influential and iconic to the era in which I was growing up. The exuberant, joyful aesthetic and sentiment of much of her work, belies the strong political voice and outrage of many of her other pieces. Beautiful and blunt, these images were a central part of my visual upbringing. I remember her messages of course, but I realize now after so many years, how influential her color, compositions and powerful aesthetic were to me personally. Bold color, torn edges, blown out type, handwritten type, layering of transparencies to create 3rd colors, off-kilter compositions, high contrast, powerful compositions that work the page. To look at it now is not only comforting in it's nostalgia but also surprising and exciting because it feels familiar and new all at the same time. I'm so excited to bring these powerful and beautiful images back into my life!