Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tee Corinne

Tee Corinne is next on the list of artists featured in the WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution show in 2007.

I think of Corinne as more of a writer type artist than a visual type artist.  Much of her visual artist work was photography and photographs manipulated in Photoshop.
©Tee Corinne- Self Portrait at 46
I think a lot of her work was done in the spirit of making more people accustomed to the visual imagery of women who loved one another both emotionally and sexually being together both with and without clothes.
She used color in her Photoshop manipulated work to convey emotion and mirroring in her earlier photos for visual I think she was making erotic art but wanted it to be esthetically pleasing - as opposed to pornographic.  She also wanted to protect the identities of her models.
©Tee Corinne
To me, Corinne's most important contribution is her use of art and photographs to celebrate the beauty of all parts and all types of the female form.  Her models were of all shapes, ages, ethnicities and physical abilities. 

I don't know if this was her intent but perhaps she was trying to make society face the physicality of all woman, not just what is considered most appropriately beautiful by some or "the media." 

It could be that if we can look more easily at every body than perhaps we can see more easily that we are not that exterior - but are - instead, what resides inside.

If you are interested in more information about Tee Corinne, here is a link to the transcript of an interview she did with Barbara Kyne

Hope you are having a good Wednesday. 

'Til tomorrow!