Rene Leighty’s exhibit, “The Reality of Motherhood,” depicts the changes that occur in a women’s body that come naturally when having children. The artist describes her artwork as contemporary, expressive, dramatic, personal, and more importantly, demonstrates the reality of motherhood. “I used repetitive lines and shapes to display an appearance of movement and merged together a layering of multiple images in graphite and charcoal,” said Leighty. “The process is similar to the triple exposure technique in photography, with a repetition of recognizable body parts and overlapping imagery in my descriptions of a hectic life.”
Shine, rule, and conquer the world! No, thanks, I’m opposed to this attitude. The more I love people, the more I’ve learned to cherish my solitude – to wander the fields, to go out on trails, less traveled, afar, expressing aloud to the clouds, how beautiful all of you are. By Vera Pavlova Translation by Andrey Kneller
The Silent Shepherds Robinson Jeffers I will have shepherds for my philosophers, Tall dreary men lying on the hills all night Watching the stars, let their dogs watch the sheep.
And I’ll have lunatics For my poets, strolling from farm to farm, wild liars distorting The country news into supernaturalism– For all men to such minds are devils or gods–and that increases Man’s dignity, man’s importance, necessary lies Best told by fools.