Acrylic on 100 Year Old Ceiling Tile
18" x 18"
This painting is to benefit the Children's Museum of Acadiana as part of the "Heymann Historic Ceiling Tile Project/Exhibit". Amy Guidry was invited to create a piece to be auctioned to the public. This work is done on an antique metal ceiling tile from Heymann's Department Store in downtown Lafayette, which is now the Natural History Museum.
The premise of "New Realm" is to challenge antiquated views of women as often seen in fairy tales. The series explores strength of character and independence. Using a surreal backdrop, this modern tale presents the heroine as a strong and courageous woman. The viewer is invited to follow along as the story unfolds.
Various symbols typically associated with femininity are woven into the series. Symbols ranging from high fashion to butterflies serve as representations of modern women. With their haute couture design, dresses, while being considered feminine, symbolize the heroine's ties to royalty. The modern fashions thus bring the story into a more current context. Birds and feathers allude to flight and freedom, in both a physical and emotional sense. Butterflies represent growth and transformation which are witnessed through the story's heroine and through women in general. No longer sheltered, the heroine proves that women are strong and independent.
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